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Anderson Marsh State Historic Park

  • lakeAnderson Marsh’s archaeological sites hold clues to the lives of the Southeastern Pomo.
  • Some sites are over 10,000 years old, making them among the oldest in California.
  • Arrange for a tour of the rich archaeological history of the park, outlining the Pomo tribe’s residence in the area.
  • Visit the Anderson family ranch, which dates from the 1850s.
  • Special events include the Heron Days festival in April and the Blackberry Festival in August.
  • Location: on Highway 53 between Lower Lake and Clear Lake
  • Open Wednesday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Historic house tours May to October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Archaeological tours by prior arrangement
  • Call (707) 994-0688
  • Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=483

Clear Lake State Park

  • Hikers enjoy the Indian Nature Trail, a self-guided trail that shows how the Pomo people, who lived in the area for centuries, utilized the area’s resources. The trail passes through the site of what was once a Pomo village.
  • The visitor center features displays about the area’s natural and cultural history.
  • Location: 5300 Soda Bay Road in Kelseyville. The entrance to the park is 3.5 mi. northeast of Kelseyville on Soda Bay Road, north of Calistoga in the wine country.
  • Call (707) 279-4293
  • Visit http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=473.

Lake County Historic Courthouse Museum

  • Permanent exhibits include one of the largest collections of Pomo Indian baskets found in California and a collection of food processing tools.
  • Just opened is the “Mystery and History of Clear Lake,” an exhibit that traces the lake’s last 500,000 years.
  • The museum, with the help of the Friends of the Museum, is sponsoring a monthly lecture series called “The World of Archaeology.” Call ahead for lecture topics, dates, and locations.
  • Location: 255 North Main Street in Lakeport
  • Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.
  • Call (707) 263-4555
  • Visit http://www.lakecounty.com/things/museums.html

Lower Lake School House Museum

  • Permanent exhibits feature diverse displays of Native American artifacts and objects from early pioneer life in the County
  • Replicas of a school room and a Victorian parlor.
  • Location: 16435 Morgan Valley Road in Lower Lake
  • Open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Call (707) 995-3565
  • Visit http://www.co.lake.ca.us/Government/Directory/Museums/LowerLake.htm