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Events in the month of May 2024
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
CHEAP THRILLS BINGO MAYDAY/CINCO dE MAYO May 1st. at the senior center, 7 p.m. Snacks and beverages $1 donation.  Sponsor: Sierra Valley Chamber
Saturday, May 4, 2024
SIERRA TIMBERFEST May 4, 2024. Downtown Loyalton. Competitors required to be American Lumberjack Assoc. members. Celebrate the rich history of the timber industry in the High Sierra Mountain Valley! 
Saturday, May 11, 2024
May 11th - 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Sierra Valley Grange Hall.  Event is sponsored by Sierra Valley Fire Auxiliary
Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Members and non-members are encouraged to attend. Potluck   BYOB
Hosted by The Buttes Resort, 230 Main Street, Sierra City   (530) 862-1170
Saturday, May 25, 2024

The fenced yard on the west side of the museum building features a G-scale outdoor railroad project as well as historical logging and ranching equipment from the Sierra Valley. The G-scale train will be running on Saturdays through the season!!

The G-scale railroad spans an area that is 130’×60’ with multiple track routes and numerous bridges and tunnels. It will eventually have two towns (“Robsonville” and “Nelson Springs”) to honor local model railroad enthusiasts who contributed much of the trains, track, and buildings used, as well as ranch and logging scenes.

The Sierra Valley logging equipment display includes a huge steam tractor that pulled log wagons, and both wheeled and tracked pieces that were used to lift and drag cut trees to a loading location.

Our O-scale train layout celebrates the history of railroads and industry in the Loyalton area. The layout depicts Loyalton as it existed in the 1930’s and 1940’s, and features depictions of Loyalton’s logging, box manufacturing, and dairy ranching during that time period. It also includes replicas of historical buildings, including the Golden West Hotel, red corner store, White’s garage, and others. A representation of the Boca-Loyalton and Clover Valley Lumber Co. Railroads ties the layout together.


Saturday, May 25, 2024

Unveiling of Marjorie Voorhees Stained Glass Windows and Performance by the Red Hoop Singers Marks a Cultural Milestone in Loyalton, CA
May 25, The Old School House, Loyalton, Ca

Sierra Valley, CA -April 19, 2024 - Musica Sierra proudly presents a permanent installation of eight stunning stained glass windows in the Old School House, Loyalton's oldest educational building, as a tribute to the breathtaking beauty of the majestic Sierra Valley. Created by the distinguished artist Marjorie Voorhees of the Walker River Paiute out of Schurz, NV was born in Loyalton and grew up here in Sattley, on the west end of the Sierra Valley. She is a recent recipient of the prestigious 2023 California Arts Council Creative Corps Grant. These masterpieces reflect the vibrant essence of the local landscape.

This special unveiling will be complemented by a moving performance from the Red Hoop Singers, premiering six new round dance and powwow songs commissioned by Musica Sierra as part of their Musical Headwaters education initiative.

This one-of-a-kind event will begin with a wine and cheese reception/open house, offering patrons the opportunity to tour the space and behold the majestic stained glass windows. The unveiling will be followed by a captivating performance by the renowned Red Hoop Singers, marking the fourth installment of Musica Sierra's Musical Headwaters program. The performance will feature six new round dances and powwow songs composed specifically for the occasion, showcasing the vibrant heritage and storytelling traditions of the Washoe and neighboring tribes. Attendees can expect an immersive experience that celebrates the intersection of art, culture, and community.


Musical Headwaters, a Musica Sierra initiative, commissions new works of music inspired by the Sierra Valley, aiming to bridge nature-based education with the visual and performing arts while deepening children's social and emotional connection to the earth. This year's theme, "Year of the Bird," celebrates the rich avian diversity of the Sierra Valley.

The Red Hoop Singers, rooted in the Washoe Tribe and established in 1994 in Dresslerville, Nevada, bring a profound cultural resonance to the event. Led by Martin Montgomery, an enrolled member of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, the Red Hoop Singers will enchant the audience with traditional songs and dances honoring the birds of the Sierra Valley.

Martin Montgomery expressed his excitement for the collaboration, stating, "The Year of the Bird provides such a wonderful opportunity to share the many stories, dances, and songs that our group has to share." The Red Hoop Singers comprise members from various tribes, including Washoe, Paiute, Shoshone, Miwuk, Chumash, and Maidu, each contributing to the rich tapestry of indigenous culture.

While this event is free, it is a suggested donation of $35 per person; donations to support Musica Sierra's initiatives are graciously accepted.

This event not only marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Old School House, which Musica Sierra will renovate into a community space dedicated to education and the performing arts but also serves as a testament to the power of collaboration and cultural preservation.

"We are delighted to unveil the Marjorie Voorhees Stained Glass Window and commence this exciting journey of cultural restoration," says Lindsay McIntosh, Executive Director of Musica Sierra. "Through this event, we aim to celebrate the heritage of the Sierra Valley while looking towards a future filled with creativity, collaboration, and connection."

Join us as we embark on this extraordinary journey of artistry, heritage, and community spirit. Together, let us honor the past and embrace the future at the unveiling of the Marjorie Voorhees Stained Glass Window.

Event Details:
● Date: May 25, 2024
● Time:3pm-5pm
● Location: Old School House, 110 Beckwith Rd, Loyalton, CA

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit or contact Lindsay McInto

Saturday, May 25, 2024