The Plumas County Museum offers a variety of exhibits and programs celebrating the history of the area. The permanent exhibits at the museum include handcrafted baskets created by the Mountain Maidu Indians, as well as materials from the railroads of Plumas County, the gold mining industry and the lumber industry. The museum is also building a collection of natural history items, materials focused on the Chinese influence in the community, a variety of audio-visual resources, long-boarding materials and children's toys. The exterior of the museum features a yard filled with equipment and tools used by the pioneers including a water wagon, a sleigh, hydraulic mining monitors, a stamp mill, a blacksmith shop, logging equipment and a restored gold mining log cabin. In addition to the historical items on display, a part of the museum is dedicated to a variety of modern cultural displays created by county artisans. Those interested in conducting research can visit the museum's archival library. Those who want to conduct research need to make an appointment in advance. Research must be done under strict supervision in order to protect the collection of archival materials. The museum bookstore sells gooks, note cards, prints, calendars, post cards and locally-mined gold jewelry to visitors.