Touring Exhibit Highlighting California Pioneer Women and Shasta County Women of Influence Opens at Shasta Historical Society on February 3

  Illuminating the hardships, joys, and lives of female pioneers in California, Her Side of the Story: Tales of California Pioneer Women will appear at the Shasta Historical Society, located at 1449 Market Street in Downtown Redding, from January 31,… Continue Reading


Redding Civic Auditorium: ‘Quintessentially Brutalist’

Big, blocky and formed of concrete, Redding Civic Auditorium was unlike any other building to rise in Redding. The auditorium was a point of pride when it opened in 1970, holding the promise of conventions, performances and other events. “To… Continue Reading


Foundation Purchases Landmark Odd Fellows Hall & Former Bell Rooms

The McConnell Foundation finalized the purchase of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Hall from Redding Lodge No. 271 on Nov. 15. The Italianate building, built in 1888, is the oldest remaining brick building in downtown Redding.  Today the… Continue Reading

Women’s History Month Features Lecture Series

Join Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Shasta Historical Society, and the Redding Library in celebrating Women’s History Month through an engaging lecture series featuring women of historical Shasta County.

Each evening, be inspired by the tales of women who influenced local history. Continue Reading


Local History, Exciting Future of Women on Bicycles – Part I

What did Susan B. Anthony say had “done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world?” What was called the “devil’s advance agent” by the Women’s Rescue League president Charlotte Smith? What caused women to cast off their… Continue Reading


Commemorate the Diestelhorst Family, Reid’s Ferry, Today

Three area organizations will unveil and dedicate twin bronze 18-by-24 inch markers during a presentation today, October 8, at 11 a.m. The Rotary Club of Redding, Shasta Historical Society and the Ancient and Honorable Order of E. Clampus Vitus have… Continue Reading