Bohemia Gold Mining Museum

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        Bohemia Gold Mining Museum


Located in the former 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.                                                                               

                                                                                    

    REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS                                  

       Thursday,  Friday,  and  Saturday                        

        1:00pm  to  4:00pm                                                                    


        AFTER HOURS:                                                       email:  [email protected]                                           

        Or the museum:  541-942-5022                             

If you are traveling through town and would like to see the museum during non-business hours, please contact Craig at:  541-517-3146 to see if he is available to open up for you to see.                





                              TOURS


We would be happy to set up a tour for those who are interested.


Please call:  541-942-5022 or 541-726-5350

Or email:  [email protected]


NOTE:  Please leave a message.  It may take a few days for us to get back to you.




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.

                   ANNOUNCEMENTS

Starting June 1, 2018 to Labor Day - the Cottage Grove Museum will be open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The address is 147 North H Street, Cottage Grove, OR  97424.  For more information refer to their web page:

http://www.cottagegrovemuseum.com

June 23rd - Date has changed for the caravan up to Bohemia Mountain ... please see July 7th below.

June 23rd - Join live pioneers, traders, blacksmith, painting and more at the Singing Creek Living History Festival.  Singing Creek Educational Center is at the Camas Country Mill in Junction City.  E-mail singingcreekcenter.org/summer-camps for more information.

July 4th, 2018,   Creswell Celebration - a fun day for the family:  an old fashion 4th of July celebration.

Parade - Breakfast - Booths - Music - and so much more.

July 7th - Caravan up to the Bohemia Mountain, by the BMOA (Bohemia Mine Owners Association).  Please Call:  Lyn Perkins at 541-731-3687 to reserve your spot. 

July 9 - Pioneer Garden Day at the Granary Building at Singing Creek.  This is a work party for putting in their new pioneer garden for the year. Singing Creek Educational Center is at the Camas Country Mill in Junction City. E-mail singingcreekcenter.org/summer-      July 9-13 - Pioneer Summer Camp at the Granary Building at Singing Creek.  Fun all day long at the farm with pioneer games, crafts, activities, songs and lots more!  For boys and girls aged 6-10 years.  Older kids can become camp helpers.   Singing Creek Educational Center is at the Camas Country Mill in Junction City. E-mail singingcreekcenter.org/summer-camps for more information. 

July 19, 20, and 21 ... Bohemia Mining Days at Coiner Park.  Craft Booths, Games, Food, Music, and much more.  The event is at Coiner Park.  Lots of fun for the family; please come join us!

July 22 - Miner's Breakfast by the Cottage Grove Prospector & Gold Diggers at the Bohemia Saddle on the mountain.  Breakfast starts at 6:00am to 1:00.  Come and experience "breakfast on the mountain" with us!

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 ... 





      VOLUNTEERS


We are looking for volunteers that love the mining history in Cottage Grove, and would like to share in this rich history.


We need loyal and enthusiastic people, and we train the volunteers who normally work four hours per week.


Please come and see Sara, or Carrolle, on Thursdays between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.


We look forward to meeting you!