Ehmann Home

"The House That Olives Built"


Ehmann Home

Known at "the house that olives built," the Ehmann Home is a museum that showcases the history and influence of Freda Ehmann, the "Mother of the Ripe Olive Industry." Ehmann and her son, Edwin, built the Colonial Revival Craftsman home in 1911 after she perfected a curing process for ripe olives and was able to open markets across the country.

The home features lovely wainscoting, hardwood floors, fireplaces, intricate stained glass windows, and antique furniture including a Chickering piano that came around the Horn. The home is available for weddings and other events.

Read more about the Ehmann Home and other Oroville museums.

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