Oakland Museum of California


Gold Rush


California State Gold Rush Web Site       A recommended Gold Rush book

Click for a virtual Museum    Docent trip to SF      Family Day at the Gold Rush   

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Among the programs developed and staffed by the hundreds of volunteer docents at the Oakland Museum of California are tours emphasizing the California Gold Rush - the paintings and photographs from and about the Gold Rush in the Art Gallery, the tools for mining and miners in the History Gallery, and the effects of the Gold Rush on the land and resources of California in the Natural Science Gallery.  The varied Gold Rush programs offered by the Museum may include tours through one or more of the permanent galleries, performances by musicians or actors portraying Gold Rush characters, or an opportunity to pan for gold.

This page was prepared by Pete Barnett, Gold Rush Docent at the Oakland Museum of California

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