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Auburn Gold Rush Days

May 15, 16, & 17, 1998
Gold Country Fairgrounds (indoors in the fairgrounds buildings if it rains)

FRIDAY, May 15, 1998
10 AM - 6 PM Placer County Gold Display at Placer County Museum  

 

11 AM - 4 PM Gold Country Museum on the Gold Country Fairgrounds  

 

6 PM - Midnight Miners' Ball and Barbeque at the Gold Country Fairgrounds, sponsored by the Auburn 49er Lions Club  

 

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1998
10 AM - 6 PM Placer County Gold Display at Placer County Museum  

 

11 AM - 4 PM Gold Country Museum on the Gold Country Fairgrounds  

 

10 AM - 5 PM AUBURN GOLD RUSH DAYS
  • Nisenan Indian Village
  • North Fork Dry Diggins
  • Traveler's Rest Complex
  • Gold Country Fairgrounds
 

 

 

 

10 AM All ongoing activities begin. Demonstrations and lectures are ongoing all day at Traveler's Rest, North Fork Dry Diggins and the Nisenan Village; Lisa Johnson, a fiddler, will perform from 10 AM to noon. Her location will depend on the weather - check with an event volunteer.  

 

10:30 AM A Stage Robbery will be reenacted between North Fork Dry Diggins and Traveler's Rest.  

 

11 AM Chatauqua performance - John Sutter at Traveler's Rest  

 

11:30 AM JoAnn Levy, author of They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush, and Daughter of Joy, will speak at the Gold Country Court. Her topic will be The Chinese in the Gold Rush.  

 

 

12 Noon Senator Tim Leslie will present a California State Resolution commemorating Auburn's sesquicentennial on the porch of Traveler's Rest.  

 

12:30 - 2 PM The Motherlode Stage Company will present an immigrant storytelling drama entitled Shores of Amerikay.  

 

1 PM Chatauqua Performance - Dame Shirley at Traveler's Rest
Sacramento Hio' O' Hawaii and Hula Dancers perform at the Music Venue
 

 

2 PM JoAnn Levy, author of They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush, and Daughter of Joy, will speak at the Gold Country Court. Her topic will be The Chinese in the Gold Rush.  

 

 

2 PM Maidu Dancers will perform authentic dances in the Nisenan Village.
Katrina Worley will present Fad, Fashion and Function or Why Did They Wear That? at the Traveler's Rest
 

 

 

2 - 4 PM Bill Irish will present authentic Gold Rush era music at the Music Venue / Campfire area in North Fork Dry Diggins  

 

2:30 PM A Stage Robbery will be reenacted between North Fork Dry Diggins and Traveler's Rest.  

 

3 PM Chatauqua Performance - William Leidesdorff at Traveler's Rest  

 

4 PM Maidu Dancers will perform authentic dances in the Nisenan Village.  

 

5 PM End of Saturday's activities in all areas.  

 

SUNDAY, May 17, 1998
10 AM - 6 PM Placer County Gold Display at Placer County Museum  

 

11 AM - 4 PM Gold Country Museum on the Gold Country Fairgrounds  

 

10 AM - 5 PM AUBURN GOLD RUSH DAYS
  • Nisenan Indian Village
  • North Fork Dry Diggins
  • Traveler's Rest Complex
  • Gold Country Fairgrounds
 

 

 

 

10 AM All ongoing activities begin. Demonstrations and lectures are ongoing all day at Traveler's Rest, North Fork Dry Diggins and the Nisenan Village
Miwok Dancers are tentatively scheduled to perform at the roundhouse from 10 AM to 1 PM.
 

 

10:30 AM A Stage Robbery will be reenacted between North Fork Dry Diggins and Traveler's Rest.  

 

11 AM Chatauqua performance - John Sutter at Traveler's Rest;
JoAnn Levy, author of They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush, and Daughter of Joy, will speak at the Gold Country Court. Her topic will be The Chinese in the Gold Rush.
 

 

 

 

11:30 AM Sylvia Sun Minnick, author of Sanfow: The San Joaquin Chinese Legacy, will speak on Our Chinese Heritage at the Gold Country Court.
Lisa Johnson, a fiddler, will perform on the Music Stage near North Fork Dry Diggins.
 

 

 

12:30 - 2 PM The Motherlode Stage Company will present an immigrant storytelling drama entitled Shores of Amerikay.  

 

1 PM Chatauqua Performance - Dame Shirley at Traveler's Rest  

 

1 - 3:30 PM Singing Plus, a choral group from Music and More, and The Calicanto Association will present a musical program of Gold Rush era songs utilizing authentic musical instruments which the 49ers would have used.  

 

 

2 PM JoAnn Levy, author of They Saw the Elephant: Women in the California Gold Rush, and Daughter of Joy, will speak at the Gold Country Court. Her topic will be The Chinese in the Gold Rush.  

 

 

2:30 PM Sylvia Sun Minnick, author of Sanfow: The San Joaquin Chinese Legacy, will speak on Our Chinese Heritage at the Gold Country Court.
Katrina Worley will present Fad, Fashion and Function or Why Did They Wear That? at the Traveler's Rest
 

 

 

2:30 PM A Stage Robbery will be reenacted between North Fork Dry Diggins and Traveler's Rest.  

 

3 PM Chatauqua Performance - William Leidesdorff at Traveler's Rest  

 

4 PM Activities close for the day.  

 

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Auburn GRD
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