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:  1:00pm  to  4:00pm              

       Saturday:  10:00am 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

August 18 - A day full of activities including a toga party, parade, and the film Animal House will be played in both the original and PG13 version in Cottage Grove, OR.  Tickets are on sale at Bohemianfestival.com.

August 18, 19, 20 - WOE Fair and Lumberjack Show in Cottage Grove.  Please refer to woeheritagefair.com for more information.

September 24 - History Pub at the WOW Hall put on by Lane County History Museum.  7:00 pm program, doors open at 6.  Dr. Dennis Jenkins, UO:  Old Poop and the Peopling of the Americas.

October 22History Pub at the WOW Hall put on by Lane County History Museum.  7:00 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm.  Author R. Gregory Nokes:  The Troubling Life of Peter Burnett.

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 ... 





 We need your help...


We are looking for the following items; can you help us?  We are creating an old west saloon scene and need:


  • A spittoon
  • Small, round, old wooden, table with two chairs (sturdy).

  • A gold tone curtain rod, 54"-60".
  • Two panels of curtains that would fit the 54"-60" x 7' in red tones, old fashion, we could use them as well.
  • Bohemia Days Button for the years 1964 and 2000.

If you would like to donate any of these items, please call either Sara or Carrolle at the museum, 541-942-5022; or, come see us.  Our regular hours are Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, 1:00-5:00pm.