May 18, 2015 8:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts 10384290_905602929478540_5176071530051390836_n MAY IS MUSEUM MONTH, COME CELEBRATE IN SHAVER LAKE! New museum exhibit showcasing stunning aerial photo and historic artifacts from the bottom of Shaver Lake! Shaver Lake, CA, May 11, 2015– May is Museum Month and the Central Sierra Historical Society & Museum will celebrate by unveiling a new exhibit on Sunday May 24th featuring items found when Shaver Lake was drained in 2011. The highlight of the exhibit is a stunning aerial photograph taken from a Cessna plane by local photographer, Tina Quillen that shows Shaver Lake almost completely drained. Quillen grew up in Shaver Lake and now resides in Clovis. She has generously donated the photo, printed on metal, to the museum. Items in the new exhibit range from tools used where a lumber mill was located to a china tea cup. Our celebration will include crafts for children, and demonstrations in our hydroelectric powerhouse. Volunteers will also be on site to demonstrate the use of our Dolbeer Steam Donkey and visitors can learn about its place in logging history. Our Mack Truck exhibit and restored caboose will also be open. Light refreshments will be served. We will be open from 11-3 with events going on throughout the day, the exhibit unveiling with Tina Quillen will begin at 1:00 P.M. Admission to the museum is always free! The Central Sierra Museum is located at 42642 Tollhouse Rd. in Shaver Lake at the entrance to Camp Edison. The Central Sierra Historical Society’s purpose is to operate a museum for the purpose of education, preservation and display of the history, antiques, artifacts and historical memorabilia of the Central Sierra mountain area. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Lisa Crain at (559) 841-4478 or email at

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