Placer County Museum
Through its exhibits and displays, the Placer County Museum provides visitors with a greater understanding the county's history. To this end, it features the Pate Collection of Native American artifacts, the treasury—which contains displays about the state's gold history—and displays with general information on county history. Thomas Kinkade's painting "Auburn Centennial" is also located in the museum. The museum is located on the first floor of the historic County Courthouse, which is still an official government building as it is where the Superior Court is located (other government functions moved to the new courthouse built in 1963).
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