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The mission of the McCloud Heritage Junction Museum is to educate and inspire visitors of all ages to learn about the unique history of McCloud. During its "heyday", from the late 19th century through the 1960s, McCloud was at the center of an extensive corporate timber management, milling and railroad enterprise (please click on the Our Story tab to learn more). Established in 1985 by local citizens passionate about preserving and sharing the McCloud story, the Museum collects, preserves, and curates artifacts and images documenting life in this progressive company town, in its logging camps and on its connecting railroad network. Five years later, 17 buildings in town were added to the National Register of Historic Places (one of which, the Railroad Depot, was later destroyed by fire).
"Wow! I never knew that!" and "That is SO cool!" are just a few of the phrases our volunteers often overhear from museum visitors. The inhabitants of the McCloud region played an exceptionally important role in the frontier history of northern California; many of the Museum's docents are long-time McCloudians, or at least know a few, and they are happy to share some memories and their knowledge of this region's rich legacy!
The McCloud Heritage Junction Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and depends completely on the generosity of visitors and donors to maintain and safeguard its collections, meet operational expenses, and enable projects to revitalize its displays. Please help us continue to fulfill our mission!