Researching and Preserving the History of the Southern Yosemite Foothills

Get Involved

Your support and involvement helps us keep history alive!

Become a Member

The Coarsegold Historic Museum is owned and operated by the Coarsegold Historical Society, an educational nonprofit entity. The Coarsegold Historical Society was formed in 1981 to study and share the wonderful history of Eastern Madera County and the area known as Coarsegold in particular. We invite you to support our cause by joining the Coarsegold Historical Society. For membership information and renewal, please click here.

Volunteer as a Docent

Share your passion for history by volunteering as a docent at the Coarsegold Historic Museum. No knowledge of the area history required as training is provided. The minimum time commitment is 4 hours duty once a month. If you are interested, please contact us.

Shop or Donate

Members interviewed 102 “old time” families (dating to the early 1800s) of the region and complied their stories to share with others, resulting in the production of the book As We Were Told. This and various books about the area and its legends are sold in our gift shop. Show that you are a fan of history by sporting a Coarsegold Historic Museum t-shirt or licence plate frame. Coarsegold Historical Society playing cards are a unique gift to locals or souvenir. Check out these and other goodies available for purchase in our gift shop, or click here.

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