History center to cut hours, just as visitors flood town

Decline in volunteers has hit multiple entities across county

Mariposa Museum & History Center staff looked over a working model of a 10-stamp ore mill last week. From left are docent Shirley Jo Miller and docent-trainee Marlene Wilson. Museum President Tom Phillips is at rear.The county’s premier historical tourist stop last week dialed down its summer hours—even as visitor season shifts into high gear.
The unfortunate timing means that morning tour buses and visitors on Tuesdays and Wednesdays will miss out on historical reenactments and...

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