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Training Update

Class cancellation.

There will be no volunteer class tonight, Thursday, January 25. Class resumes on Saturday, January 27.

MGDSHP Docents and Volunteers!

Bone up on gold rush history and meet our newest recruits.

You are cordially invited to attend any of the upcoming docent training session to sharpen your interpretation skills and/or refresh your knowledge of Coloma and Gold Rush history. This is also an excellent opportunity to get to know our newest docents.

Following are the topics being covered. If you would like to attend any of these session, please email or call (530) 622-1048.

Saturday, January 27 10a.m.- 3 p.m.

  • Eureka Program Training – panning, pokes, wagons ho

  • Jean Brown will be going over how to engage a class of 4th graders from the get go and keep them engaged, and tips and tricks on how to maintain order in the class. This will be in the museum theater at 10 a.m. this Saturday. She has also offered to be on call for anyone desiring additional coaching or who has questions.

  • Lunch

  • Gold Discovery Tour

  • California Gold Rush

  • Placer Mining

Thursday, February 1 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Timeline of events surrounding Gold Discovery

  • Background history leading up to Gold Discovery

  • Manifest Destiny

  • Sutter’s Fort

  • Mexican War

  • Mormon Battalion

  • Gold Discovery

  • Coloma Valley

  • James Marshall and Sutter's Mill

  • Mormon Workers

  • Wimmer Family

  • Story of the Gold Discovery

Thursday, February 8 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Interpretation

  • Period Correctness

Saturday, February 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • House tour

  • Lunch

  • Mining methods/geology

  • Period Appropriate Clothing

Thursday, February 15 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Cultures of Coloma

  • Nisenan/Miwok

  • African Americans

  • Latin Americans

  • Chinese

  • Europeans

Thursday, February 22 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Growth and Decline of Coloma

  • Natural History of Coloma

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