Many of the most unique experiences offered at the museum were only able to be shown with trained docents on specific days throughout the summer. Exhibits like our fully-functional Redinger Powerhouse and our Dolbeer Steam Donkey are highlights to any visit and witnessing their true capabilities will now be available any time through our new app, Sounds of the Central Sierra. This app was made possible with a grant from the Central Valley Community Foundation and money raised from an annual dinner. You can download the app for free and through it experience the museum like never before. A map of the property will help guide users through our exhibits. Upon arrival at an exhibit the app will allow them to access more content through GPS or by selecting an exhibit manually. They will be able to watch live videos of the exhibits in action, hear stories from docents, and even get a lesson in basket making and music from Carly Tex of the North Fork Mono Tribe. The underlying theme will be the sounds of our forest, whether it’s the hum of a generator in our powerhouse, bird calls, a Native American flute, or even the whistle on our steam donkey, this music has been the background of our area for many years. We hope you enjoy this innovative new way to explore the museum and stay tuned, we will continue to update as we finish our Nature Trail and add new exhibits like our Hayden Sawmill and more!
- July 20, 2017 Initial release