Chico Museum

History of Chico for the education and enjoyment of the community.

  • The John Nopel Collection

    Over many decades Nopel collected thousands of images (both originals and copies) that tell the story of the Chico's History.
    Exhibit showing extended. Please call the Chico Museum at 891-4336 for more information.

Preserving the Past for the Future.

Housed in the historic Andrew Carnegie library and immediately adjacent to the California State University, Chico campus, the Chico Museum has provided the greater Chico community with memorable exhibits for over 27 years. Since its opening, the museum has served as a classroom for thousands of area children as well as a reflective resource for adults seeking knowledge of all things Chico.

The museum’s Carnegie and Patrick Galleries have hosted more than 100 exhibits celebrating the distinct heritage of Chico and its sphere of influence. Exhibits change throughout the year and offer a wide variety of topics ranging from the history of Chico to regional agriculture. Two permanent displays, a topographic map of Northern California and a timeline covering the period 1830 through 2000 are available for viewing in the McIntyre Gallery.

  • Chico Museum's 2014 Museum Night Out

    Save The Date!!

    6:00 PM -- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    Butte Creek Country Club
    Reservation information and details coming soon.