Gold Rush Jamboree
This week, May 21st and 22nd, we are excited to be hosting all King City 4th graders for a 2 day Gold Rush Jamboree. Inspired by the travelling exhibit Gold Fever! Untold Stories of the Gold Rush, the Director of MCARLM knew this would be a great opportunity for local children to have some hands on fun with their California History curriculum. The children will be arriving at San Lorenzo Park at 9:00 am and have 3 hours to experience a variety of programs, such as panning for gold in a hand built sluice, packing a travel trunk and exploring routes taken to California from the East in the 1840s and 50s. Children will also experience how explorers and miners would have lived, shopped, worked and ate during this time. After a full day of programing, MCARLM will be serving lunch to all hungry participants! This event is closed to the public and docents will not be available for public tours during this time. We appreciate your understanding, as educational programming is of top priority for us. We resume normal business hours Saturday, May 23. Thank you.
MCARLM Executive Director
March 17, 2015
“GOLD FEVER!” SWEEPS KING CITY
It has been more than 150 years since the Gold Rush galvanized California, “Gold Fever!” is sweeping into King City. This time in “Gold Fever! The Untold Stories of California’s Gold Rush” a fascinating exhibition that presents a treasury of Gold Rush era events, images and document. The traveling exhibit, hosted by the Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum (MCARLM) will open for a seven week run on March 29, 2015 at Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum at San Lorenzo Park, King City. Please call a (831)385-8020, for more information.
Twenty-four photo-mural panels present 1,000 square feet of fascinating text and representations of primary documents, photographs, daguerreotypes, and Gold Rush era paintings. The exhibit examines California before the fateful discovery of gold in the American River, the frenzied rush to the gold fields overland and by sea, the experience of vigilante justice, life in the rowdy gold camps, Gold Rush era commerce and farming, and the shaping of California’s future.