Be A Museum Volunteer
This museum is a volunteer organization—and we need you! It takes many hands, hearts, and heads to operate the Gold Nugget Museum and produce all its events and programs. Almost all the work is done by volunteers, giving their time and effort in exchange for fun, success, and friendship. Become a member today!
Exhibits: Working with the curator to plan and create full-size or case exhibits using museum artifacts or privately owned materials.
Research: Looking into the background of items donated to the museum.
Inventory: Describing, cataloging and tracking artifacts.
Docent: Greeting and guiding visitors to the museum.
Marketing/Publicity: Working with board committee to promote the museum and its events.
Publications: Writing, photography, and computer graphics.
Construction help: Working on new and existing buildings, from handyman skills to construction crafts and engineering.
Landscaping: Helping with our extensive grounds – weeding, planting, landscape design.
Major maintenance: Helping with significant repairs to existing structures.
What our visitors are saying about their experience...
I dropped by this museum on a whim and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the exhibits. I especially like the collection of tools at the blacksmith shop.Catherine
Dear Golden Nugget Museum helpers. I had a amazing experience at the Gold Nugget Museum. My most memorble time was panning for gems because it was really fun with all those pretty rocks and fools gold. The most difficult station was wood working because I nailed myself a few times and I smashed my thumb to. My favirot activity was the school house. The school house was fun to learn about because u new how it was for the kids. Another thing that I liked was the tour as well because we were learning about Midose and I happen to be Myori. So Gold Nugget helpers. Thank you (heart) Love, GabyGaby - 4th Grade
Dear Mrs. Vicki and staff, Thank you so very much for the aswome field trip. The dancing was very fun. You were amazing when you did the puppet show of creation. I saw a fish in the little stream. Heytennononi! I hope when next time we come you can tell how the Pioneers came. My favorite part was the spear trowing game of hunting a bear. I'm wondering when we get our communicators. I hope that we're going to senters like we did when we are learning about the Maidu Indians. Last of all, I really like your name. The tea was really good. I really hope you are going to have Pioneer stuff. Sincerely, StefaniStefani - 4th grade
Dear Mrs Viki and staff Thank you so very much for the fantastic field trip at the Maidu musem. Me and my classmates loved every thing! I was amazed of how you told the Miauda story in creation using all those puppets! And how could u make all those puppets talk with out you talking it was amazing! And I loved all the stations buy my favrite was the speer throwing and making the communicators but I liked them all! Your friend, SuzieSuzie - 4th grade
We were just driving by and saw the Gold Nugget Museum. It seemed like a great way to spend the afternoon! And it was ! The grounds had so many things to look at. The school, blacksmith, fire department and a barbershop where my grandson got a shave ! I know we had so much! I know you run it with volunteers, God bless them for keeping our heritage alive. Thanks to all of you, Candy ToomeyCandy Toomey
Dear Sam & Joan, I just want to thank you both, from the bottom of my heart,for the extremely well organized, high quality, fun, fantastic Pioneer Experience! The kids will remember this for a life time! You were both gracious, fun and so relateable to the children. We LOVED it! Thank you!McManus Elementary 4th grade - Mrs. Lininger