By Lupita Franco.
Museums help us understand the past and a little more.
Perhaps visiting a museum and seeing the culture created by past generations make us realize that much of what we think as new has been done before, that groups of people have for centuries tried to preserve who we are and what we do, inspire others, and respect our humanity.
Built in 1905, the house where the Museum of the Native Daughters of the Golden West Museum stands became such in 1959. It is located on Main Street in the small of town of Etna, in Scott Valley, Siskiyou County, California.
The barely three-block main street in such a charming town has a coffee shop, a restaurant, a bar, a theater, and a museum along with small stores and the fire department says a lot about the people of Etna.
The museum was closed when I found it, and I can’t wait to go back and explore it. Whatever is inside, whatever objects, documents, photography and anything else they have preserved will be amazing to see.