Founded in 1930, the Shasta Historical Society preserves and promotes the history of Shasta County. To this end, it offers education programs, publications, and houses an library and archive (containing 1,000 objects and 20,000 photographs) where visitors can conduct research about the county. The society also offers various historic walking tours in Redding. Since the early 1930s, the society has partnered with the Shasta Historic Park (located 6 miles west of Redding) in raising funds for the park's preservation.


  • The Shasta Historical Society
    The Shasta Historical Society
  • The society's first home: the Chamber of Commerce building
    The society's first home: the Chamber of Commerce building

The society was first housed in Redding's former Chamber of Commerce building that was located next to the Carnegie Library. It moved to a number of different buildings before its current location. It incorporated as a non-profit in 1951.

"Society History," http://shastahistorical.org/about-us/society-history. Retrieved 6-23-15.