STCHS and the Yosemite Gateway Museum are members of an alliance of 15 local history and community museums in the "Motherlode" - the area of the California Sierra foothills that was the primary location for the Gold Rush after 1849. Stretching 125 miles from Placerville (El Dorado County) in the north to Waterford (Stanislaus County), the alliance offers those interested in local history a great opportunity to experience all the color and variety of Gold Rush Days. The 14 museums are listed below (in order from north to south). For more information and to access the websites for each museum, visit Gatewaytothemotherlode.com.
Fountain and Tallman Museum - Placerville
Sierra Nevada Logging Museum - Arnold
Kennedy Gold Mine - Jackson
Sierra Nevada Logging Museum - Arnold .
Alpine County Museum - Markleeville
Tuolumne County Museum - Sonora
Northern Mariposa County Museum - Coulterville
Oakdale Museum - Oakdale .
La Grange Museum - La Grange