Some buildings are gone, but the history remains in Marysville

January 11, 2018 GMT

Tidbits and images of Marysville’s past will be featured in the third annual Historic Faire in February, with activities planned throughout the downtown area.

Some of the city’s buildings have been destroyed, “but not the history,” said organizer Judy Mann. “The history still remains, thanks to book authors and the (Yuba County Library’s) California Room.

“Through a history fair like this we can keep it alive,” she said.

The Historic Faire is from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 10, starting with a special dedication to the city of Marysville at the corner of Third and C streets.

Activities throughout the day are centered at the Old Packard Library at Fourth and D streets and continue into Chinatown, at the Yuba County Library and surrounding streets.

Docents in costume plan to stroll throughout the downtown area during the event. Visitors are encouraged to also wear period costumes – pioneer, Victorian or Gold Rush.

Activities at the Packard building include authors and book signings, presentations and films.

Walking tours of various areas, including C Street and Chinatown, start at the library. Exhibits by history groups and organizations, plus children’s activities including old-time games, are also planned at the library.

Donations will be accepted for the tours.

In addition, docents will be on hand at the Mary Aaron Museum on C Street.

The fair is being presented by the Mary Aaron Museum and the Focus on Marysville group.

To volunteer or for more information, email mannjudy83@yahoo.com or call 740-2418.