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           

        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.        


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:

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.


The Holiday Season is quickly approaching us! 

October 31, 2018, Cottage Grove Halloween Howl
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT  Event Description:
Join Cottage Grove Halloween Howl in Historic Downtown Cottage Grove. Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic starting at 1pm to allow people to set up booths. This event is a collaboration between the City, Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Program, EBID and the Cottage Grove Sentinel.
November 1, 2, and 3, 2018, Halloween Mash-up:  Xanadune.  For more information send an Email to:
November 22, 2018, Thanksgiving Brunch at The Village Green, 725 Row Rover Road, CG; Noon-6pm.  Contact The Village Green at 541-942-2491 for more information.
Nov 23-Dec 23, 2018, The Village Green Christmas Market, 5pm-9pm.  Send an Email to: for more information.
Nov 30-December 16, 2018, The Fantasticks, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Performances at the Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Drive, CG.  Performances start at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2:30pm.  Send an Email to for more information.
Dec 1 and Dec 2, 2018; Prospectors Holiday Bazaar at the Historic Dr. Snapp House, 360 River Road, CG.  Historic home decorated for the holidays with handmade gifts and goodies for sale.  Sponsored by the Cottage Grove Prospectors and Golddiggers.  Friday, 4pm-8pm; Saturday, 10am-8pm, Sunday, 11am-3pm.
December 1, 2018, Christmas in Cottage Grove - Events All Day; 8am-8pm.  Contact the Cottaage Grove Chamber at 541.942.2411 or Email: for more information.
Come visit us during this Holiday Season; you may find that unique Christmas gift in our Gift Shop!  Thursday and Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 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 Carrolle 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.