Museum Store

The County Museum's Store specializes in offering books about the history of El Dorado County by local authors. Proceeds from the sales are used to benefit the County Museum. The Museum Store is open during regular open hours and offers gold vials, train whistles, postcards and greeting cards by local artists, plus more!

The County Museum's newest publications!

Placerville: Then & Now

placerville-then-and-now-book.jpg By Joyce Thompson and Harry Critchfield

Inspired by the collection of historical photographs housed at the El Dorado County Historical Museum; comparing the old photos with a walk down Main Street, its fascinating what still looks the same and what has changed. Carefully researched, the history included with the photographs provides a unique history of Placerville's historic Main Street.

For sale in the Museum Store for $25.00 (plus tax)



El Dorado County: A Pictorial History


By Lisa M. Butler and Jon McCabe

Over 200 historical photographs with informative captions written by Lisa Butler covering the diverse history and geography of El Dorado County.

For sale in the Museum Store for $25.00 (plus tax)




We will ship books for an additional $5.00 per book. Payment is required in advance. The Museum Store can only accept cash, checks and money orders at this time.


Please contact and send your check to the El Dorado County Historical Museum,104 Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA 95667