Museum to display historical items found when Shaver Lake was drained

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Tourist season is underway at mountain communities including Shaver Lake. (KFSN)

Tourist season is underway at mountain communities including Shaver Lake.

While the water is the main attraction, community leaders have come together to bring some lost artifacts to life as a part of museum month.

May is Museum Month and the Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum will celebrate by unveiling a new exhibit on Sunday May 24th featuring items found when Shaver Lake was drained in 2011. The highlight of the exhibit is a stunning aerial photograph taken from a Cessna plane by local photographer, Tina Quillin that shows Shaver Lake almost completely drained.

Quillin grew up in Big Creek and now resides in Clovis. She has generously donated the photo, printed on metal, to the museum. Items in the new exhibit range from tools used where a lumber mill was located to a china tea cup.

The celebration will include crafts for children, and demonstrations in the hydroelectric powerhouse. Volunteers will also be on site to demonstrate the use of the Dolbeer Steam Donkey and visitors can learn about its place in logging history.

The Mack Truck exhibit and restored caboose will also be open. Light refreshments will be served.

They will be open from 11a.m. -3 p.m. on Sunday May 24th with events going on throughout the day.

Admission to the museum is free!

The Central Sierra Museum is located at 42642 Tollhouse Rd. in Shaver Lake at the entrance to Camp Edison.
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