Our endeavor to Bring Back the Best 185 to Shingletown has come to an end.  The following is an email from OMOC.   Dear Friends, We received many inspiring, and qualified applications to the RFP (request for proposal) for ownership of the Best Steam Tractor. The lengthy process of selecting a new home and steward for this important and widely loved piece of steam history involved careful drafting of the RFP, research to identify potential applicants, and detailed analysis of applications

Outdoor Museum

We are in the process of developing our outdoor  “equipment” museum.  Items to be  displayed will be  vintage logging, mill and ranching equipment. Many items have already been placed on the site. We have asked further donors to hold onto their items until the property is ready to display the equipment. Due to the generous donations from our members, and with their support, SHS made the decision to  prepare the property and build the pole barn as if we will be


SHS recently received an old bottle collection from one of our members. The bottles vary in size, shape, type and color.   While the bottles don’t hold a lot of value, they are ideal for displays.  If you have an interest in old bottles, and would like to look at them,  please call the museum office at 530-474-3291

Girl Scouts Visit SHS Musseum

In May 2018 Girl Scout Troop # 70059, visited the museums. they were accompanied by Leaders, Ina Dye and Tamera Fairfield. There were many questions asked and the displays were enjoyed by all. We are open Tuesdays and Saturdays 11am-3pm, June-September, if you cannot view the museums at the above date-times, please call to schedule a private tour for your family or organization. 530-474-3291            

Bring Back the Best Steam Traction Engine

UPDATE: September 21, 2018 Memo from Oakland Museum of California This is a short note to assure you that we haven’t forgotten about your interest in the Best Steam Tractor. We have run into a few delays in our internal process for resolving the new ownership.  We are very much still engaged, and continuing to work on the decision! I promise I will contact you as soon as we have any news to share. Thank you for your patience, Valerie