Oroville Museums

Ehmann Home

  • 1480 Lincoln St, Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 533-5316
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Known at the house that olives built,” the Ehmann Home is a muse­um that show­cas­es the his­to­ry and influ­ence of Fre­da Ehmann, the Moth­er of the Ripe Olive Indus­try.” Ehmann and her son, Edwin, built the Colo­nial Revival Crafts­man home in 1911 after she per­fect­ed a cur­ing process for ripe olives and was able to open mar­kets across the country.

The home fea­tures love­ly wain­scot­ing, hard­wood floors, fire­places, intri­cate stained glass win­dows, and antique fur­ni­ture includ­ing a Chick­er­ing piano that came around the Horn. The home is avail­able for wed­dings and oth­er events.

Read more about the Ehmann Home and oth­er Oroville muse­ums.