The concept of an active "living museum" is evidenced by the dozens of different exhibits, events, meetings and functions held at the Plumas County Museum. Permanent exhibits include an outstanding collection of baskets woven by the area’s original Mountain Maidu Indians. The Industrial History Wing features Railroads of Plumas County, Gold Mining on the Feather River, and TIMBER!, an exhibit about the lumber industry of the county. Other developing collections include natural history specimens, audio-visual resources, the Chinese influence, and the historically accurate Andrew Lynch Memorial Garden.
The Exhibit Yard provides the visitor with a look at some of the equipment used by Plumas pioneers to wrest a living from the area’s natural resources. A sleigh, water wagon, hydraulic monitors, logging equipment, a working blacksmith shop and restored gold miner’s log cabin are just some of the items found here. (source: Plumas County Museum)
The Plumas County Museum is worth a visit if you are spending any time in Quincy. The exhibits are mostly related to American Indians, mining, logging, the railroad, and settlers. Some of the larger exhibits are located outside and are interesting to view. Don't expect to spend a lot of time in this small museum, but the entrance fee is low, so even if you only spend an hour inside, it's worth it. It's a great way to learn about the area's settlement and growth. Entrance is $2 for an adult and $1 for a child.