Get a New Perspective on Logging and Lumbering

Sharing Knowledge About the Industry

Get a New Perspective on the History of Logging and lumbering in the Sierra Nevada

A Museum Dedicated to Honoring our Past Generations and Educating our Future Generations in Logging


A Resource Center For Education and Historical Research

At the Sierra Nevada Logging Museum, we aim to convey the history of the logging and lumbering industry as it evolved in the region from the mid-1800s, before the discovery of gold, to the present day. Our goal is to educate the visitors about the economic, social, cultural, and environmental effects of this industry on the development of communities in Sierra Nevada.

Where’s the Museum?

Sierra Nevada Logging Museum is located in the heart of the Sierras in the community of White Pines, near the town of Arnold on California State Highway 4. Our seven-acre site sits on a property originally occupied by the historic logging and mill workers’ camp of the Blagen Lumber Company (1938-1962). The museum sits on a heavily forested hillside above White Pines Lake with an elevation of 4,000 feet.


There is ample parking available at the museum. We are also accessible from April through the end of November, weather permitting.


Visit Our Museum

Open April 1st. through Thanksgiving weekend (weather permitting), the museum is open but we don’t turn on the heat unless we know you’re coming to visit. For Special visits give us a call at (209) 795-6782 and we’ll turn up the thermostat and round up the docents!