Bohemia Gold Mining Museum

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  • We wish each of you a Happy and Safe New Year!  Put a tour of our museum on your "To Do" list for 2018 ... We would love to see you!
  • Our regular business hours are:  Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday ... 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   We are happy to set up tours for those interested.  Please call the museum or e-mail us to set up a convenient time.  The phone number is 541-942-5022 or our e-mail address is [email protected].  It may take a few days to respond to your call or e-mail.
  • We  are run by volunteers and our admission is a $2.00 suggested donation.
  • Looking for volunteers that love the history of the mining area here in Cottage Grove and would love to share this rich history.  We are looking for loyal and enthusiastic people; we train the volunteers who normally work approximately four (4) hours each week.  Please come see either Sara or Carrolle on Thursdays between 1:00 and 4:00 pm.  We look forward to meeting you!
  • If you are from out of town, have a special family event, or this is the only time you had to be here, the museum is not open; please call Craig at 541-517-3146 to see if he is available to help you.
  • We share our space with the Cottage Grove Historical Society.  They are always welcoming guests that have questions with regards to the history of Cottage Grove.  They have a collection of articles, books, photographs and resource material that explore the history of Cottage Grove and surrounding areas.

            Bohemia Gold Mining Museum

Located in the old Boots and Sandals Square Dance Barn (The Red Barn),  just across from the Bohemia Park.  The museum is a living and expanding memorial to all miners, and to the rich history of gold mining activities in the Bohemia Mining District. The museum’s collection of photographs, tools, ore samples, and other artifacts pays tribute to the area’s gold mining history.   The museum is dedicated to the memory of Guy Leabo,  a long-time area miner with a passion to preserve the history of the Bohemia Mining District.   

                                                                                                            Many of the artifacts in the museum were donated from                                                                                                                           his personal collection.

Guy Leabo was the former owner of the mine at Crystal Basin.  He was also a mining historian and a collector of antique mining tools and equipment.  A life long resident of the area, he played a significant role in helping to preserve and promote the mining culture in Cottage Grove.

This life sized wood carving was carved by Floyd Davis using a California Redwood stump. The sculpture took three and a half years to complete.  A must see ...