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Gold Fever! Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush

AUDIENCE: General, School Groups

RENTAL FEE: $1,000 + shipping for an 8-week booking

SIZE: 200 linear feet

SECURITY: Limited

INSTALLATION IMAGES: View online here

This exhibit presents California before the fateful discovery of gold in the American River through 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 are all explored.

From staggering success to unmitigated disaster, Gold Fever! spotlights the remarkable stories of individual Californios, women, Native Americans, adventurers, and gold seekers who emigrated from all parts of the world during the tumultuous and colorful Gold Rush era.

Originally developed by the California Council for the Humanities in collaboration with the Oakland Museum of California.

The exhibition includes:

  • 24 exhibition panels with photo-murals
  • Suitcase with hands-on artifacts and activities
  • School curriculum from the Oakland Museum
  • Exhibition manual
  • Press kit


TOP: Lugo Family at Rancho in Bell, California, 1888. Photographer Unknown. Collection of the Seaver Center for Western History Research, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History ABOVE: Exhibition at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum



TOP: Miners Near Nevada City, 1852. Photographer Unknown. Collection of the California State Library MIDDLE: Exhibition at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum SECOND ROW MIDDLE: Mining on the American River, 1852. Whole plate daguerreotype by George H. Johnson. Collection of Matthew R. Isenburg ABOVE: Hydraulic Mining, North Bloomfield, Nevada Co., California, ca. 1870. Albumen print by Carleton E. Watkins. Collection of the California State Library

SCHEDULE & AVAILABILITY:

October 15, 2009 – March 30, 2010 Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano
April 18, 2010 – August 1, 2010 Mendocino County Museum, Willits
August 15, 2010 – October 10, 2010 Bonita Museum & Cultural Center, Bonita
February 3, 2011 – May 29, 2011 MUZEO, Anaheim
July 31, 2011 – April 22, 2012 La Quinta Museum, La Quinta
May 6, 2012 – July 1, 2012 Museum of the San Ramon Valley, Danville
September 29, 2012 – December 31, 2012 Gateway Science Museum, Chico
January 12, 2013 – February 24, 2013 Temecula Valley Museum, Temecula
March 1, 2013 - November 23, 2013 Imperial Valley Desert Museum, Ocotillo
May 3, 2014 - June 28, 2014 Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos, Nipomo, CA
September 27, 2014 - January 25, 2015 Western Science Center, Hemet
March 28, 2015 - May 24, 2015 Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum, King City
November 7, 2015 - January 10, 2016 Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House, Ukiah
January 25, 2016 - February 28, 2016 Available
March 13, 2016 – May 8, 2016 Merced County Courthouse Museum, Merced
May 22, 2016 – July 17, 2016 Available
July 31, 2016 – January 1, 2017 LA Maritime Museum, San Pedro
January 15, 2017 – March 12, 2017 Community Memorial Museum, Yuba City
March 26, 2017 – May 21, 2017 Available
April 4, 2017 – July 30, 2017 Available
August 13, 2017 – October 8, 2017 Available
October 22, 2017 – December 17, 2017 Available


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