Gold Fever Comes to History Museum in Los Altos

By July 16, 2021July 19th, 2021In The News

“Pioneer Day” on Sunday, July 25th from Noon to 4 p.m. 

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Learn what life was like as a true 49er. Visit a fascinating and historic exhibit featuring Gold Rush-era photos, documents, and artifacts offering a glimpse into California before the discovery of gold over 150 years ago in the American River, the frenzied rush to the gold fields over land and by sea, the experience of vigilante justice, life in the rowdy gold camps, commerce and farming, and the shaping of California’s future.

Enjoy the Gold Rush as it sweeps into town and settles at the Los Altos History Museum’s for its latest exhibit of “Gold Fever! Untold stories of the California Gold Rush.” The exhibition spotlights the stories of individual Californians, Native Americans, women, adventurers and gold seekers who emigrated from all parts of the world during the Gold Rush, an era that continues to shape California’s people, culture, environment, politics, and economy.

A must visit for the entire family. To celebrate the opening of “Gold Fever,” the Museum is holding a fun “Pioneer Day.” This “Living History” program, held outdoors, includes gold-panning (look for me finding gold!), quilting, butter-making, clothes washing, and pioneer games…cont.