Colfax Area Historical Society

The Colfax Area Historical Society (CAHS) preserves the local history of Colfax, California, the surrounding area, and the railroads, by collecting stories, photographs, and artifacts about the people and buildings in this part of the Sierra foothills.

The Colfax Area Heritage Museum is open daily, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
99 Railroad Street, Colfax, CA 95713
(It is located in the Colfax Passenger Depot)
Phone: (530) 346-8599



Colfax history
Museum & archives
Research resources
About the CAHS
FAQs (Q&A)


March Cobblestones newsletter

March 1, 2017

The March 2017 issue of Colfax Cobblestones is at the printer and will be mailed to all CAHS members on March 8. However, the PDF version of the March newsletter is now available online.

The March issue has articles and photos of the Towle and Colfax Grammar Schools, the upcoming March 18 meeting and program, a profile of Cobblestones editor Mel Couchman, and more.


Back issues of the newsletter are also available.


November Cobblestones newsletter

November 19, 2016

The November 2016 issue of Colfax Cobblestones has been mailed to CAHS members and is available online.

To read the November issue as a PDF file, click here, or click on the picture of the newsletter below.


For previous news and articles, click here.


Upcoming meetings

All meetings and programs are held in the Meeting Room of the Colfax Passenger Depot, 99 Railroad Street, Colfax, CA 95713

March 18, 2017
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Winter general meeting and program

April 13, 2017
Thursday, 10 a.m.
Spring board meeting

View the complete 2017 calendar.

Do you have an idea for a program?

Do you have a passion for history that you would like to share? Would you like to put on a program?

If so, please contact Walt or Bonnie Wilson at (530) 878-6640, or email them at

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