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Living History and Demonstration Day

March 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Woman weaving wool at Marshall Gold State Historic Park, Coloma, El Dorado County

Living History + Demonstration Day | March 14, 2020

Join the living history activities from 10 am – 2 pm at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma. During this event, you’ll:

  • Relive the winter of 1849 and share the struggles of the miners as they slogged through the wet winter.
  • Learn about the travails of the overland journey at the wagon barn.
  • Visit the camp cooks for a lesson on Dutch oven cooking.
  • Pan for gold or make a poke to carry your treasures.
  • Visit the millworkers’ cabin to hear tales of the gold discovery and the building of Sutter’s Mill

At 1:00 pm join our demonstration day activities as we explore processing wool for spinning into yarn! You’ll

  • Watch as we shear a sheep.
  • Get hands-on experience in processing and dying the wool in preparation for spinning.
  • Join us April 11 as we spin the wool into yarn!

For more information on Living History activities and events, visit the Marchall Gold Discovery SHP website.


March 14, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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