The Museum of Truckee History is a non-profit collaboration between the Truckee-Donner Historical Society and the Truckee Donner Railroad Society. The museum is staffed and supported entirely by volunteers from the community.
The mission of the museum is to bring alive Truckee’s history by illustrating the stories of its major industries thru the display of artifacts and exhibits, creation of documentary films, and access to lectures, educational programs, and research facilities.
10065 Donner Pass Road, Truckee CA 96161
The Museum of Truckee History is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Private tours are also available. Send us a note at MoTHTour@TruckeeHistory.org to arrange one. We ask that you consider a minimum donation of $20 for private tours.
COVID Protocol: Masks are required for unvaccinated visitors.
Jerry Blackwill President
Bob Bell Treasurer
Greg Zirbel Curator
Judy DePuy Secretary
The Museum of Truckee History is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and does not receive funding from the Town of Truckee, Nevada County, or the State of California. Your support and contributions will enable us to staff, maintain, improve the museum.
The Truckee-Donner Historical society was founded in 1968 to preserve the history of the Truckee - Donner area. The society operates the Old Jail Museum and maintains the historic Joseph Research Cabin (the Gateway Cabin), the Community Memorial Garden, the Donner Cross, and Schaffer Cemetery.
The Truckee Donner Railroad Society operates the Truckee Railroad Museum in the caboose at the west end of the depot, the railroad crane and rotary snowplow exhibit in the Railyard pocket park, and the kids' ride-on train in the Truckee River Regional Park.