Placer County Museums held a grand opening at the DeWitt History Museum last week.

Inside the new museum, photographs and artifacts help tell the stories of the different uses of the property during different eras. Exhibits highlight its purchase by the federal government as a WWII hospital, its subsequent purchase by the State Department of Mental Hygiene as a state hospital, and it’s most current function as The Placer County Government Center.

Amenities of the museum include: Historic 1940s Kitchen, Exhibits on the WWII Hospital, Exhibits on the California State Hospital, Exhibits on the DeWitt Government Center.

The grand opening offered everyone who came out an opportunity to enjoy our new museum as well as the van tour of the DeWitt campus. The museum will be open on Wednesdays from Noon to 4 and is located at 2985 Richardson Drive in Auburn. Admission is free.

Photos courtesy Placer Co Museum Facebook

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