History of Our Museum
1939-1940: Building was originally constructed. It was county owned and included judge’s chambers, court room, jury deliberation room, justice court clerk, police protection district office, and two jail cells
1942: Housed OPA (Office of Price Administration) which distributed WWII ration stamps
1950: Addition of two more jail cells, another restroom, police chief office, furnace room
1961: City of Weed incorporates, and the building was deeded to the City and used as the South County Justice Court, City Clerk, and Weed Police Department
1984: The Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum is incorporated on September 25th
1985: The City (Council) approves the building for the Museum. Renovation is started by adding outside walls and a new gabled roof
1987: Museum opens to the public one day a week starting June 7
1990: Museum is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting July 7
1991: Construction of a new 40’ x 60’ addition funded in part by the McConnell Foundation of Redding, CA
1992: Museum opens seven days a week from Memorial Day through the end of September
2020: Museum opens Monday - Sunday (closed Tuesdays) from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September.
The Museum continues to operate in part by an endowment from the Zimmerman Foundation, Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) collected by the City, donations from visitors, and annual historical society memberships.
Abner Weed was born on September 18, 1842 to Abner and Sarah Weed in Dixmont, Penobscot County, Maine. He married Rachael Cunningham in 1865 and moved West. After farming in Iowa, they moved to the Truckee, California area, and then in 1869 to the Sisson (Mt. Shasta) area. He purchased Maxwell's mill near the North slope of Black Butte. In 1900, he went a few miles farther North and purchased the Eddy and Decker property which became today's mill site.
Dedicated Board Members, circa 2013
We hope to see you next Spring at our Annual Chicken and Ravioli dinner at the Weed Sons of Italy Lodge. Tickets will go on sale in February of 2024.
Founding Board Members
Barbara Carden, Jeannine Hendrickson, Allen Jones, Mary Mazzei, Bonnie Schumacher, Fred Sterchi, Darrell Williams, Elmer Zimmerman, Roger Zwanziger
Current Board Members
(elected for two year terms)
Terry Dalin, Shirley Dutt, Darin Quigley, Paula Rossetto, Deborah Salvestrin, Paul Shelton, Andrew Tavalero, Joanie Zarzynski, and Al Bearden.
Current Board Officers
President: Shirley Dutt
Vice President: Paul Shelton
Finance Officer: Terry Dalin
Secretary: Deborah Salvestrin