Living History

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.

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