The Big Bear Valley Historical Society opens the Big Bear Historical Museum for the season, as of 10am on Saturday, May 23. The museum offers displays on the Big Bear Valley’s rich history, including Native American culture, gold mining, fox farming, and movie making! The museum also includes an authentic one-room schoolhouse, and blacksmithing demonstrations. Museum is located in Big Bear City off Greenway Drive (which is also Highways 18 & 38). Hours are 10am to 4pm, and admission is $3 for adults and free for children 14 and under. Museum phone number: 585-8100. Museum season extends through summer; open Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.