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 UPCOMING EVENTS – Please Join Us At These Events


Museum Will Host Wildflower Walk on the West Side Trail


Courtesy David Wheat

The Tuolumne City museum will host a wildflower walk on the West Side trail Saturday, March 28, led by Shelly Davis-King, a Tuolumne anthropologist and specialist in the historical uses of native plants.

The walk will be from 10 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. along a two-mile (four-miles round trip) section of the trail beginning at the trailhead parking lot and will be held rain or shine.   Due to limited parking, participants are encouraged to carpool. There is no charge to participate.


Courtesy Lynne Jerome


Courtesy Lynne Jerome


Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and bring drinking water and a sack lunch or snacks. The dirt trail is level and provides easy walking, but there are few shaded rest areas and no restrooms. There is a drinking fountain at the trailhead but no other water source on the trail.

Following the walk, hikers are invited to visit the Tuolumne museum to view a photo display of wildflowers and views taken from the trail, as well as a DVD of photos set to music by Tuolumne photographer David Wheat.






Wildflowers Are Stars of the Show at Tuolumne Museum This Spring


Courtesy Lynne Jerome

A photo display of spring wildflowers and views taken from the West Side walking trail are on display at the Tuolumne City museum through April. In addition, a video set to music of photos taken by Tuolumne photographer David Wheat on the trail during all seasons will be shown at the museum during weekend visiting hours.






Rim Fire Recovery Efforts Will Be Outlined at April 11 Presentation

A vision of the future forest following the devastating 2013 Rim Fire will be highlighted at a presentation by USFS representative Georgia Dempsey at the Museum Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m.


Photo by Morris Johnson courtesy USFS

USFS Rim fire burn Morris Johnson

Photo by Morris Johnson courtesy USFS

The restoration work planned for meadows, reforestation and issues such as wildlife habitat, fire resiliency and water resources, and noxious weed abatement within the fire area will all be discussed. A question and answer period will follow the program.

USFS Rim Fire lupine Dusty Vaughn

Photo by Dusty Vaughn courtesy USFS