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Living History

  • The Grant County Historical Museum 101 S Canyon City Boulevard, Canyon City, OR 97820 United States (map)

Grant County’s rich history begins with Native Americans, pioneers who settled the area, miners who discovered gold in 1862, the pioneers and settlers who followed, and the Chinese immigrants who came to work the gold fields. The Grant County Historical Museum is home to tools these people worked with, the guns with which they fought and hunted, their gold mining artifacts, and stories of some of Grant County’s most famous families.

History comes alive with a museum tour featuring live actors and presentations on a variety of Grant County’s background and some of its most famous figures. Tour the museum and the nearby Saint Thomas Episcopal Church, Canyon City’s 142-year-old church that has survived the area’s three biggest fires.

Hosts: The Grant County Historical Museum

Suitability: Children welcome, great for the family.

Difficulty: Involves short walks and standing for periods of time.

Things to Bring

Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots for walking and standing, as well as attire suitable for a day hike. This will be a rain or shine event, so depending on the weather, a jacket, hat with a brim, sunglasses and sunscreen would be beneficial. Bring a refillable water bottle, sack lunch, a camera, nature journal, and a sense of adventure