Welcome to Merced County Courthouse Museum
Exhibit Opening: Thursday, March 6, 2014. This exhibit is based on Laura Cunningham’s book of the same title published by the Heyday Books....read more
Exhibit Opening: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. From the collection of Merced native Grey Roberts, these one-of-a-kind California Indian baskets....read more
Exhibit date: Thursday, June 27, 2013. This exhibit will explore music that has helped to shape the cultural history of Merced County from 1855 to 1980s...read more
Exhibit date: Thursday, April 25, 2013. This traveling exhibition from Exhibit Envoy covers the period from the Gold Rush to the post-9/11 era and tells the hidden stories of unsung heroes throughout California....read more
Our museum houses 8500 square feet of exhibits, both permanent and rotating, which depict the history of Merced County as well as the settlers of the Great Central Valley. We are located in the county's three-story courthouse built in 1875, one of the oldest historical buildings in California. On the National Register of Historic Places, the architectural style of the building is Italianate, designed by State Capital Architect, Albert A. Bennett. Our museum is staffed by volunteers who devote their time into preserving and passing on the history of this great land to generations to come.