Preserving the history of the Owens Valley and the Eastern Sierra
"Eleven Acres of Unique Open Air Sights, along with Extensive Indoor and Outdoor Exhibits"

Laurie Lewis Returns July 7 2018


 

Laurie Lewis Returns to Laws Railroad Museum

Laurie Lewis

Laws Railroad Museum Picnic Concert

Back again for another concert July 7, 2018

Nominated for a Grammy as Best Bluegrass Album for 2016

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Ore Processing Mill

MINING EQUIPMENT AND ORE PROCESSING MILL -- watch it in operation

YouTube video courtesy of usaAmateurTraveler

Feasting on Power

By Ted Williams

 

The tranquil streams of Bishop Creek Canyon belie the powerful economic impact they had on Nevada and California in the early 1900s.  The canyon’s ideal combination of water and gravity produced hydro-electricity, creating great wealth for two states and two dominant industries. But practical use of electricity was in its infancy.  Just a few decades earlier those who consumed it had to live close to power generators.  For miners in the western deserts, that was a problem.

The Birth of the Laws Museum

Laws Museum grew very slowly at first, starting with museum members painstakingly restoring the Agents House with authentic period furnishings actually used by the early pioneers. From the mid-60s to the early-70s, members and volunteers had occasional “work parties” to clear the grounds, trying to stay ahead of the brush and weeds. Then buildings began to arrive

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Our Location


 4.5 miles north of Bishop, CA

 


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Operated by

 

Bishop Museum & Historical Society
PO Box 363 Bishop, California 93515

 

e-mail

(760) 873-5950

PLEASE, NO DOGS!

MUSEUM OPEN ALL YEAR:

VISITING HOURS ARE

Winter Hours
(September through May)

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Summer Hours
(June through August)

9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Our museum closes on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Admission by donation.