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Living History Day: Celebrating the Women of the Gold Rush

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Living History Day: Celebrating the Women of the Gold Rush

On Saturday, March 10, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park celebrates the contributions made by women who came to California during the gold rush.

Speakers will include author Joann Levy, who will speak about the adventurous woman who participated in the great American story of the Gold Rush. She will talk of the women who came west both with families and alone, who journeyed overland by wagon, around the Horn by ship and across the Isthmus of Panama by mule and canoe. These women endured horrendous experiences, conquered their fears, and achieved potential they often didn’t suspect they possessed.

Visitors will also hear from women characters of the gold rush at the stage behind the museum, as well as see a presentation on ladies apparel of the 1850s. Learn about the various articles worn by a proper lady and watch as docents dress Millicent, our fashion mannequin, in the appropriate layers.

This event is free but there is an $8 parking fee.

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March 10, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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