Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will come alive on Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experience what life was like during the California Gold Rush during Living History Day activities, or take part in the Gold Panning Challenge from 12 to 3 p.m.
Living history activities will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the picnic area behind the museum.
Learn what it was like to be a miner in Coloma and what tools were used to find gold. Then stake your claim and cash in your findings at the assay office.
Take a peek inside a covered wagon and learn what belongings the immigrants might have brought across the prairie.
Visit with a gold rush merchant, stop by the boarding house to see what’s cooking, or wet your whistle at the saloon.
Don’t forget to stop by the blacksmith shop and visit historic buildings in town.
The Gold Panning Challenge will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. behind Bekeart’s Gunshop at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP each Saturday from May 8 through July 3. The individual with the best time in each category from the entire 9 week challenge will be awarded a gold nugget on July 3. Prizes will also be awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category. READ MORE>>
For more information, call (530) 622-3470.