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  Columbiana

  Shelby County  Museum & Archives

  1854 Old Courthouse

  PO Box 457

  Columbiana  AL  35051    

  Phone  205 669-3912

  Web Site http://www.rootsweb.com/~alshelby/schs.html

  Description  local documents & memorabilia

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Courthouse

  Research   Archives

  Era 1854

  Owner/Operator:  Shelby County Historical Society

  New or Updated:  6/28/2007

 
  Arkansas
Newport

Jacksonport State Park
205 Avenue Street
MAIL: PO Box 8 
Jacksonport  72075
Newport AR 71901

Phone 
870 523-2143
Web Site  http://www.yournet.com/jacksonport.html
Alt Web  www.arkansas-adventures.com/stpark.htm
Description  one time thriving river town restored to era of chief prosperity with
restored courthouse/museum and Mary Woods No. 2 reconstructed sternwheeler
Type of Resource  Historic District
Building Type Courthouse
Nature of Group or Site Government
Era  1869

 

  Arizona
Tombstone
Tombstone Courthouse SHS
219 Toughnout Street
PO Box 216
Tombstone AZ 85638
Phone 520 457-3311
Web Site http://www.pr.state.az.us/parkhtml/tombstone.html
Description exhibits on famous mining town with colorful past, including well-known gunfight between Earps and Clantons
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Courthouse
Era 1882
New or Updated: 07/02/2003

 

 

California
Calaveras County Museum & Archives
30 Main St
CA 95249
Phone
209 754-1058
Web Site www.visitcalaveras.org/ccmuseums.html
Description  shares building with county museum & archives
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type Courthouse
Research/Reading Library

California
Auburn
Placer County Museum
Placer County Courthouse
101 Maple Street
Auburn CA  95603
Phone 
530 889-6500
Web Site  http://auburn-ca.com/historical/courthse.htm
Description  on first floor of Courthouse, with gallery in jail, restored offices, featured Native American collection
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Courthouse
Nature of Group or Site Municipal
Group Identity  Native American
Research/Reading  Library
Era 1898

California
Madera
Madera County Historical Society
210 West Yosemite Avenue
Madera CA 93637
Phone 559 673-0291
Web Site BROKEN http://www.maderahistory.org/
Alt Web http://www.fresno.com/cvonline/museums.html
Description located in old courthouse, 19 rooms with period rooms, restored courtroom
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Courthouse
New or Updated: 04/24/2003

California
Merced
Courthouse Museum & Merced County Historical Society
21st & N Streets
Merced CA  95340
Phone 209 385-6868
Web Site http://www.mercedmuseum.org/
Description located in 1875 courthouse, life of Great Central Valley, period rooms
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Courthouse
Research /Reading Archives
New or Updated: 05/05/2003

California
Redwood City
San Mateo County History Museum
777 Hamilton St
Redwood City CA 94063
Phone
650 299-0104
Web Site www.sanmateocountyhistory.com/home.html
E-mail  mailto:info@sanmateocountyhistory.com
Description  local museum and archives in old county courthouse building
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type  Courthouse
Research/Reading  Archives
Owner/Operator:  San Mateo County Historical Society

California
San Andreas
Calaveras County Historical Society
30 Main St
San Andreas CA 95249
Phone
209 754-3918
Web Site www.visitcalaveras.org/ccmuseums.html
Description county museum, archives, in old courthouse, jail on premises
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Courthouse
Research/Reading Archives
 

 Santa Ana

  Old Orange County Courthouse

   211 W Santa Ana Blvd

  Santa Ana  CA   92701    

  Phone 714 973-6605

  Alt Phone 714 973-6607

  Web Site http://www.ocparks.com/oldcourthouse/

  E-mail  mailto:oldcourthouse@ocparks.com

  Description  former courthouse contains Orange County Museum, Archives, library

                    of Pacific Coast Archaeological Society

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type Courthouse

  Nature of Group or Site  Government

  Research  Archives

  Era  1901

  New or Updated:  11/30/2006

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