Bohemia Gold Mining Museum


        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



    REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS                                  

       Thursday,  Friday:  1:00pm  to  4:00pm              

       Saturday:  10:00am to 4:00pm  

       A Suggested Donation is $2.00 per guest.  Your generous  

        donations are helping preserve our mining history. 

                                                Thank you!         

        AFTER HOURS:                                                       email:                                           

        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.  If he is available, he will be happy to open the museum for you.        


Call us for a TOUR.  We would love to show you the history of our mining history!

Please call:  The museum at 541-942-5022.   Leave a message.  It may take a few days for us to get back to you.  Or, call 541- 359-5704 and ask for Linda, our Tour Scheduler.  Or email:

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.


You may want to visit other Museums and/or Historical Libraries located in Cottage Grove while you are visiting:

  • Cottage Grove Genealogical Society located in a room in the Cottage Grove Community Center.  Their phone number is 541.942.9570
  • Cottage Grove Historical Society Library in the same building as us.  They can be reached at  541.942.5022
  • Cottage Grove Museum in Cottage Grove.  Their phone number is 541.942.2369
  • Oregon Aviation Historical Society.  Please call 541.942.2567
  • December 21stour Cottage Grove socks are in, just in time for Christmas!  The socks sell for $10; proceeds help support the non-profit museum.  Our hours are the same, Thursday and Friday, 1:00pm-4:00pm; and, Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm.
  • December 24th - We will be open special hours:  10:00am-6:00pm ... Santa will be here 2:00pm-4:00pm.  


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?  Specifically, we are looking for Bohemia Days Button for the years 1964 and 2000.

If you would like to donate any items, please call either Sara or Linda at the museum, 541-942-5022; or, come see us.  Our regular hours are Thursday and Friday, 1:0.0pm to 4:00pm; Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm.