Sumpter Museum And Public Library
245 S. Mill Street
Monday – Tuesday: 11AM – 3PM*
Wednesday: 3 – 6PM
Thursday – Saturday: 11AM – 3PM
The Sumpter Museum is just half a block down from the Sumpter Valley Dredge State Heritage Area and complements the park with displays of mining in the Sumpter Valley Area. While a relatively small building, the museum is full of donated mining artifacts, mineral specimens, and archival documents. Displays cover hydraulic mining, load mining, and, of course, dredging. A hard rock mining diorama includes an ore cart and assorted mining equipment. A collection of large copies include blueprints of a dredge, granting and architect’s eye view of these massive mining machines.
* Open when volunteers are available.