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Red Bluff 2013

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Red Bluff 2013 15 Victorian Charm A classic Victorian home converted into an exhibition of antique wares from Tehama County���s past, the Kelly Griggs House Museum is open to the public The museum includes memorabilia, antiques and artwork. The collection showcases many styles of artifacts depicting several different cultures, including pioneer artifacts and Chinese and Native American items. Vintage clothing and classic furniture complete the museum. The Kelly Griggs House Museum Association has worked to restore the historic building after it was closed for safety issues. The historic Red Bluff Victorian on Washington Street was built around 1889 using construction practices common for the day. River rock was laid up with a sand mortar joint and then topped with dried brick cap. That foundation was found to be crumbling in 2006. Renovation required bringing the structure up to fire, earthquake, electrical and access standards; all downspouts needed to be drained away from the building; building gutters repaired or replaced; windows upgraded to dual or triple glazing. A climate-controlled HVAC system and fire and security systems were installed. A firerated wall between the museum and living quarters was built. Board members continually raise money to get the house in order and construction is happening in phases. The museum, at 311 Washington St., can be visit- Daily News file photo Red Bluff is known for its Victorian homes built between 1860 and the early 1900s. The Kelly-Griggs House Museum is a fine example that is open to the public for tours. ed every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. each day. Children must be accompanied by adults. Suggested donation of $5, or $3 for children. Donations are welcomed to maintain the museum and ensure that it remains open to the public for educational and historical purposes. To arrange group tours for another time or for information, call 527-1129. Public Services Adult Protective Services Tehama County 527-1911 American Red Cross Shasta and Tehama counties 244-8000 Alternatives to Violence 717-721 Pine St., Red Bluff 528-0226 California Adoption and Foster Care Referral 1-800-543-7487 CareNet Pregnancy Center 127 Main St., Red Bluff 528-8102 Life Light Pregnancy Help Center Redding 246-2229 Northern California Burn Foundation 527-2876 Northern California Youth and Family Programs 365-9197 Northern Valley Catholic Social Service 220 Sycamore, Red Bluff 528-8066 Tehama County Drug and Alcohol 527-5631 Tehama County Child Welfare Services 527-1911 Tehama County Gleaners 20699 Walnut St., Red Bluff 529-2264 Tehama County Health Center 527-0350 Tehama County Environmental Health 527-8020 North Valley Services: Opportunity Center 13315 Baker Road, 528-1083 Tehama County Mental Health Department 527-5631 Activity Center 1350 Vista Way, 529-2100 Tehama County Recycling 528-1103 Family Service Agency 527-6702 Activity Center Annex 605 Kimball Road, 5279602 Tehama County Senior Nutrition Program 527-2414 Tehama County Department of Social Services 310 South Main St., Red Bluff 527-1911 Rape Crisis Intervention 24-hour hotline 342-7273 529-3980 Tehama County Veterans Service Office 529-3664 Job Training Center of Tehama County 718 Main St., Red Bluff 529-7000 Salvation Army 940 Walnut St., 527-8530 Victim-Witness Assistance 527-4296 Seventh-day Adventist Community Center 824-2753 WIC Supplemental Nutrition 527-8791 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1-800-311-3435, 527-6824 Child Care Referral and Education 529-3131 La Leche League 527-6818 Cuts for Kids provides free haircuts each year just before school starts.

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