This year, Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum is celebrating 40 years of serving our community. Our museum is a center for learning. We continue to expand our understanding of the area by broadening our research, addressing timely issues, and increasing our knowledge of all cultures.
Our museum understands the importance of knowing history, so we can help everyone learn from the past and use that knowledge to help shape our future. When visiting our museum, one can see the area's history, take a photo on a 1915 Fire Truck, study the science and beauty of lenticular clouds, read the story of the Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery, experience tales about the railroad, watch videos about the geology of the Mt. Shasta area, learn about the Shasta Alpine Hut's role in local mountaineering history, and grasp the importance of water to survival in our area.
Activities for children and adults are distributed throughout our featured displays. Examples include a model railroad, which can be operated by the push of a button, and a control panel from a 1960s diesel engine. New exhibits rotate in the event room annually. Schools bring their classes to the museum where they do activities aligned with state and federal standards and enjoy the museum's featured interactive exhibits.
Thanks to a devoted team of volunteers, this organization has been putting up exhibits, entertaining our community members and visitors, and hosting wonderful, informative presentations for 40 years. You can show your appreciation for what we do by participating in North State Giving Tuesday. Help sustain our museum, which gives so much to our community. Your continued support is what makes this possible.
Mission: Illuminate the past, present, and future of the Mount Shasta area.