Various county organizations are coming together to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Historic Lassen County Courthouse. From noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, event attendees will be able to learn some history of the historic building and its surrounding attractions. Photo by Makenzie Davis

County courthouse celebrates centennial

Serving as a focal point and icon of the county, the historic courthouse nearing its centennial celebration.

The Historic Lassen County Courthouse was built in 1917.

From noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, the Historic Courthouse Square on South Lassen Street, and nearby attractions, will come alive with history and excitement as the county, Chamber of Commerce and historical society come together to put on the 100-year event.

“We feel like it will be a good day,” said chamber executive director Patti Hagata. “We’re really excited.”

During the event, according to Hagata, the historical society will be leading tours through the courthouse every 20 minutes, local historian Tim Purdy will lead a cemetery tour from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., telling of those buried close by who are connected to the 100-year-old structure.

Additionally, food and beverages will be available.

According to Hagata, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office will also be providing information on the neighboring jail.

Hagata is hoping that this event will not only be supported by the local community, but also by tourists excited by the monument.

Following the celebration, the Susanville Symphony will host its Concert on the Green event at 5 p.m.

Tickets for the concert may be purchased online at, or by calling 310-8111.

For more information about the 100th anniversary event, call the chamber of commerce at 257-4323.