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Event Update - Marshall Gold Discovery SHP

Gold Rush Live Update

The tent town for Coloma Gold Rush Live is shaping up, but we still need more players. Register now to join this fun-filled event and help us share the history of the gold rush with visitors to the park.

Register now for Gold Rush Live!

Remember, Sewing Fridays begin this Friday, July 21!

Join our sewing circle each Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. between July 21 and August 25 to work on items to upgrade your period attire.We will be meeting in the Weller House. If you’re not sure where that is, please ask at the museum.

This is not just for the ladies! Gentlemen are encouraged to join us and work on accessories for your costume, or maybe even a new period shirt or overshirt. Here are July’s dates and projects with a materials list.

July 21: Pockets and pouches. We will be working on Lucy Pockets (a pocket worn by the ladies beneath the apron. Ideal for carrying keys, cell phones, money), haversacks for men and women, and/or the “housewife” (a compact sewing kit used by men and women). You don’t need to make all three (you probably won’t have time), so come prepared to make whichever you please.


  • Sewing machine, fabric, scissors, pins, thread. You don’t need to have a sewing machine to join us. You can work by hand or borrow a machine.

  • Haversack: 1/2 yard of heavier cotton fabric — denim, duck — plus a 1/2 yard of period appropriate cotton fabric for the lining. 1-3 buttons.