The Gold Nugget Museum was, like Allegany Museum, a volunteer-run repository of local history. It focused on the Gold Rush and local mining history. It was in Paradise, a forested community, which historically attracted loggers and prospectors searching for new frontiers and opportunity.
It was free to visit, and opened every day until the Camp Fire raged through, killing more than 80 people, destroying nearly 19,000 structures, and displacing more than 50,000 people, many of whom are now homeless.
We are very thankful that our community is safe and intact, and our Allegany Museum still opens every day except Mondays.
If you want to donate to help the victims of this horrifying fire, this article lists ways to do so.