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Gold Discovery Day

Marshall Gold Discovery SHP

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, California commemorates the richness and diversity of the Coloma Valley during the annual Gold Discovery Day activities. This event kicks off a year of exploring the diverse peoples and cultures found in Coloma before, during and after the Gold Rush. On the second Saturday of each month during the park’s monthly Living History event, a different cultural group will be explored. Listen to a lecture on the Cultures of Coloma. Learn more about the Native American people who populated the Coloma Valley for thousands of years. Members of the El Dorado County Indigenous Tribe will be interpreting the bark house and grinding rock exhibits in the park and rebuilding the chakka, or granary, used by the natives to store acorns. Visit Sutter’s Mill and talk with James Marshall, who discovered gold in the South Fork of the American River 170 years ago on January 24, 1848. Park docents will explain the various routes and modes of transportation used by the first emigrants to California and share gold panning techniques used in the early years of the gold rush. At noon park visitors are invited to celebrate the grand re-opening of the park’s research library housed in the back of the museum.

Date & Time

January 20, 2018

10:00AM - 2:00PM


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