Visitors to Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park on Highway 49 in Coloma will have a chance to see what life was like in the 1850s during Living History Days.
The first Living History Day is Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Re-enactors will be dressed in period clothing to interpret the Gold Rush experience for visitors.
The docents will guide time travelers as they observe, learn and participate in some of the following Gold Rush activities: Dutch oven cooking, doll making, sewing, spinning, doing laundry, making rope and gold panning.
Visitors will also meet miners, James Marshall, the blacksmith, mountain men, pioneer women, a pioneer artist, pharmacist and visit the mill carpenters, Mormon Cabin, museum, Gold Rush Mercantile and take Gold Rush tours.
Displays of carpentry tools and Native American basketry will be set up for viewing and there will be games to play and music to enjoy.
Old tyme photos will be available at the Portrait Studio to commemorate the day.
Living History Days will be a monthly event occurring the second Saturday of each month with the second weekend in October scheduled for Coloma’s big annual event — Coloma Gold Rush Live on Oct. 12 -14.
Living History Day is a free event but the state park does charge a day use fee of $8 per car.
For more information call 530-622-3470 or e-mail Ranger Eric Carter at Ecarter@parks.ca.gov or go to marshallgold.org.