Bohemia Gold Mining Museum


        Bohemia Gold Mining Museum

Located inside the former Boots and Sandals Square Dance Barn (the Red Barn),  just across from Bohemia Park.  The museum is a living and expanding memorial to all miners, and to the history of gold mining activities in the Bohemia Mining District. The museum’s unique collection of photographs, tools, ore samples, and other artifacts pays tribute to the area’s gold mining history. This museum is dedicated to the memory of Guy Leabo, a long-time area miner with a passion for preserving the rich history of the Bohemia Mining District. Many of the artifacts in the museum were donated from his personal collection.                                     

Guy Leabo was the former owner of the mine at Crystal Basin.  He was also a mining historian and a collector of antique mining tools and equipment.  A life long resident of the area, he played a significant role in helping to preserve and promote the mining culture in Cottage Grove.


Did You Know?

On June 1, 1867 the Eugene City received a letter dated on May 23, 1867 documenting a meeting of local miners where as they established a District named the Bohemia District; identifying the district boundaries and the message also included a Copy of the Miners Code of Laws, as adopted. 

In the fall of 1867, Bird Farrier made the first 'cash sale' within the Bohemia District when he sold the Excelsior claim to Joseph Knott for $900 cash.

The museum is now open three days each week, 

but due to the ongoing Oregon health department recommendations, we ask that you sign the museum's guest book each time you visit.  

Face Masks are NOT REQUIRED, but if you are ill..... please consider rescheduling your visit!!

      We look forward to seeing you soon!   

The Museum will be CLOSED Saturday, December 25th to celebrate family Christmas traditions and CLOSED Saturday, January 1st, 2022 to celebrate bringing in the New Year!!  We wish you and yours a BETTER coming year!!          


Thursday, Friday & Saturdays:
1:00 to 4:00 pm    

Your generous donations help us to preserve our mining history.   A donation of $2.00 per guest is appreciated. 
Thank you!

email: [email protected]
Telephone:  541.942.5022 and leave a message
Looking For: 
We are seeking Bohemia Mining DayCommemorative buttons from the years of 1964 and 2000.


This 70-inch tall wood carving was carved by Floyd Davis using a California Redwood stump. The sculpture took
three and a half years to complete.  A must see ... 


Call us at 541.942.5022 to schedule a TOUR of the museum.  We would love to show you our mining history!

*Leave a message requesting a call back.  Note: It may take a few days for us to get back to you.

OR *if you are traveling through town and would like to visit the museum during non-business hours, please contact Craig at:  541.517.3146. If he is available, he will be happy to open the museum for you. 

If you would like to donate any artifacts or items related to our rich mining history, please contact us at 541.942.5022 (leave a message); or come see us during our open hours.