MARIPOSA — Santa Claus is a big fan of history, just as we are. He’s officially inviting the community to stop by the Mariposa Museum and History Center Christmas Open House. The free event is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 16 from 1 – 4 p.m. Santa will be on-hand from 1 – 3:30 p.m., but there’s plenty to do even without him.
Guests will be able to enjoy refreshments including cookies, popcorn and hot cider. The gift store will be open for shopping, and visitors may take a tour of the Museum, Counts House and Gazette building. At 2 p.m. the California Stamp Mill will run.
The Mariposa Museum and History Center is located at 5119 Jesse Street in Mariposa.
Founded in 1957, the Mariposa Museum and History Center is a nonprofit corporation and a labor of love for the dedicated volunteers who have helped to create the museum you see today. The Museum has been dubbed “The Best Little Museum of Its Size West of the Mississippi” by the Smithsonian Institution for its mission to authentically portray the people and lifestyle of Mariposa County. Original documents and artifacts, gold displays, artwork, photos, and Native American baskets, implements, and beadwork are just a few items to enjoy when you visit the Mariposa Museum and History Center.