The Mission of the Shingletown Historical Society is to collect, conserve and communicate historical information about our area and its people. As a living resource for teachers, students, historians, residents and visitors, the Society will maintain innovative exhibits, publish materials, and promote education. It will serve as a bridge connecting all generations to go forward with new and exciting ideas while being knowledgeable about the importance of preserving the past.
History is made every day!
Barbara Holder – President
Beverly Derr – Vice President
Lalah Anton – Secretary
Jim Kent – Treasurer
In 1961, a small group of long-time Shingletown residents decided it was high time to collect the illustrious history and artifacts of the “Ridge” in one place. Many families agreed that it would be nice to have their family heirlooms and collectibles housed in a local museum. The seed was planted.
The first official newsletter was printed and distributed in January 1981 under the title of the “Mt. Lassen Historical Society”. The official name of the historical society was changed to the “Shingletown Historical Society” in 1991.
In 2001, the Shingletown Historical Society became a Non-Profit 501c organization.
In 2013, the Society purchased the Shingletown Square complex. The main room of the center building facing Hwy 44 is the main Museum, and the adjacent building houses the Tool Museum.
The main museum was officially opened in 2015
The Tool Museum annex opened in 2017.
The Outdoor Museum is located on Wilson Hill Road around the corner from the main museum.
The museum displays both permanent and rotating exhibits.