Catch Gold Fever! Gold Rush Exhibit
Untold stories of the California Gold Rush

Limited Time Only: October 15, 2009 thru March 30, 2010

Gold Fever GoldGold Fever GamesGold Fever Tent

See children play in the exhibit on Misson

Welcome to Gold Fever! The lure and legacy of the California Gold Rush. This museum exhibit previews the discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill on January 24, 1848, and the frenzied rush to California of gold seekers from around the world. Learn how this restless tide of diverse humanity invaded California, each seeking to change their lives and fortunes. Feel their words and stories. See and touch what they used and did to explore and discover gold in California.

The “Gold Fever! The Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush” traveling exhibition tour was organized by the California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA) in concert with the California Council for the Humanities. CERA is a network of professionally operated museums and cultural organizations that collaborate to create and tour smaller, affordable, high quality exhibits that enhance civic engagement and human understanding.


Pan for Gold!
Every Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Watch panning for gold at the Mission on Misson

Mission San Juan Capistrano plans fun, day and night for the whole family! For event dates and times, visit our calendar.

Underwriting and sponsorships available for all events, for more information please contact Christine Robinson at (949) 234-1321.

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