Colfax Area Historical Society

The Colfax Area Historical Society (CAHS) preserves the local history of Colfax, California, and the surrounding area 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

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

New day for public visits to the CAHS Archives Room

The Archives Room of the Colfax Area Historical Society is now open to the public by appointment on Tuesday instead of Wednesday, from 9 a.m.–12 noon. To schedule an appointment, please call the Colfax Area Historical Museum before your visit, at (530) 346-8599.

Latest edition of Colfax Cobblestones

The October 2014 Colfax Cobblestones newsletter is available.


Upcoming meetings

March 21, 2015
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
General CAHS meeting at the Colfax Passenger Depot.

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