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 *new*
About the CAHS
FAQs (Q&A)

Gold Country Medical History

Museum's Curator Entertains and Explains

At our recent General Membership meeting, Dr. Rod Moser, Curator of the Gold Country Medical History Museum in Auburn, met with CAHS members and visitors to share items from the museum's collections and tell stories about the history of the Museum.

Dr. Moser shared dozens of items and told many stories about how the Museum's collections were gathered and came to be displayed at the Medical History Museum. Those who were at the quarterly meeting, which was held Saturday evening, March 19, 2016, were both entertained and taught by Dr. Moser.

An article about Dr. Moser, the Gold Country Medical History Museum, and the stories that Dr. Moser told will appear in the May edition of the Colfax Cobblestones newsletter.

These are photos from the evening with Dr. Moser.


Upcoming meetings

April 21, 2016 (new date)
Thursday, 10 a.m.
Spring executive board meeting

May 14, 2016 (new date)
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Spring general membership meeting and program.

A Nominating Committee of at least 3 members shall be selected from the general membership that is present.

CAHS meetings are held at the Colfax Passenger Depot.

View the full 2016 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