Living History Days
2nd Saturday of each month
Join us at the Living History Days at Marshall Gold Discovery State Park.
Our Living History Program is held once a month, occurring on the 2nd Saturday of each month. This hands -on history day features many historical interpreters who come out to demonstrate different aspects of pioneer life during the Gold Rush. Visitors can experience candle dipping, meet the Mountain Men, chat with ladies doing their sewing or spinning, make some rope, help the carpenters saw a log, and ask the cooks “What’s fer lunch”.
For more information about this event please contact Marshall Gold Discovery State Park at 530-622-3470.
Gold Discovery Day
January 20, 2018
January 24th marks the anniversary of James Marshall’s momentous discovery of gold in the tail race of Sutter’s Mill. This event is commemorated every year with living history, interactive period trade demonstrations, music and a Gold Rush Symposium featuring noted authors and scholars on gold rush history. Join us in celebration on Saturday, January 20th 2018 -Time: 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Parking is $8.00 per car. For more information please contact our museum at (530) 622-3470.
Tax Reform! The Good, The Bad and the IRS
March 29, 2018
TAX REFORM The Good, The Bad and the IRS
Thursday, March 29th, 2018 6:30pm-7:30pm
Gold Trail Grange
Come to this Free informative talk about the new Tax Laws, find out how 2018 may effect you and your business. Christina Cavanaugh CPA will be presenting this Community Talk. Sponsored by the Coloma Lotus Business Council, Christina Cavanaugh CPA & the Gold Trail Grange.
Easter Egg Hunt
March 31, 2018
This year marks the 19th annual Coloma-Lotus Community Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic. The egg hunt starts at 11 AM in the meadow behind Back Street in Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. It’s open to local children ages 10 and under. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon in the Park. Sponsored by the Coloma-Lotus Chamber of Commerce, Gold Trail Grange #452, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, local business and families.
Art On the Divide Gallery
March 31, 2018
March at ART ON THE DIVIDE Gallery
Minimalist and Mini Art describes the new show at Art On the Divide Cooperative gallery beginning on Friday, March 2nd. A reception will be held on March 18th from 2-4 p.m. Join us for refreshments and to see how each artist interprets Minimalism in their work and their small paintings, photos and sculptures that fit the “miniature” description.
AODC gallery is located in one of Georgetown’s historical buildings at 6295 Main Street, between the fire station and the American River Inn. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For more information call 333-2787 or visit our website: artonthedivide.com.
Art On the Divide Cooperative Gallery
6295 Main Street
PO Box 184
Georgetown, California 95634
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Springtime Poppy Walk
April 8th, 2018
Sunday, April 8th, 2018 2-5pm
Robin Center, longtime ARC supporter and Coloma river-front property owner, will lead this annual one-of-a-kind Poppy Walk. With glowing orange fields overlooking the crystal water of the South Fork of the American River, the stunning contrasts and vibrant colors are a sight few have the fortune of witnessing. Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity, sign up TODAY! The river trail is steep in places but has a good flat bed. Hiking to the flowers takes about 15-20 minutes. The river trail also has views of some of the earliest land that ARC protected around Triple Threat Rapid. Healthy snacks, and punch will await your return to the house. Contact ARC for meeting location (Coloma/Lotus area) and to sign up. Cost: $25 per person. julie@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224. Donations aid the Bill Center Memorial Fund supporting river frontage and trails.
Marshall Gold Discovery Living History
April 14, 2018
Living History Explores the Legacy of Italians in California Following the Gold Rush
On Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma, California will explore the legacy of the Italians who came to California during and after the gold rush.
At 11 a.m. join author and historian Carolyn Fregulia in the theater in the visitor center for a talk covering the profound influence of Italian culture in California over the past 160 years.
Visitors are encouraged to join park docents under the trees behind the museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for living history demonstrations.
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash Concert
April 21, 2018The GOLD TRAIL GRANGE in collaboration with SOUTH FORK ARTS AND RECREATION are proud to be bringing Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash to the Coloma Lotus Valley.SATURDAY, APRIL 21st, 2018Doors: 7pm Show: 8pmSnacks, beer, wine and spirits available for purchase.Free parking provided at the Sawmill Parking Lot within the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. (Please obey all parking signs!)TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!! $15 Advance/$20 Door
SIERRA RIZING Coffee House and Bakery, 7310 Hwy 49, Lotus
POP ART CUSTOM FRAMING, 433 Main Street, PlacervilleOnline at Brown Paper Tickets:
The South Fork Film Festival
June 2, 2018
The South Fork Film Festival celebrates all river recreation paddle sports with headliner films from the National Paddling Film Festival 2017 collection. Opening the FilmFest will be submitted short films and classic films from local community members.
FilmFestTickets are $5, which includes a drink ticket, and from 5 to 6 PM children under 12 are free. There will be food for sale and a variety of beverages. Proceeds will go to maintaining the Grange as a Coloma-Lotus community hall and restoring the Grange riverfront.
Join us June 2nd, from 5 PM to 10 PM at the Gold Trail Grange in Coloma, CA.
National Night Out
August 7th, 2018
Marshall Gold Discovery SHP will be hosting National Night Out this year on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at the North Beach parking area from 6:00pm-9:00pm. The goal of National Night Out is for the local communities to come out and meet their local agencies, businesses, and public officers so that we all know what resources are available to us in emergencies. The focus is also on health and safety and being connected as a community.
This is a COMPLETELY FREE EVENT and is family oriented with activities and handouts geared towards kids. There will be food, music, gold panning and demonstrations from agencies such as the Sheriff’s Office, BLM, Fire Department, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife, State Parks, Fire Safe Council, American River Conservancy, Coloma Lotus Business Council and more!
Mark your calendars for this date to not only come out and learn about our local resources but to also have a fun time with al our neighbors as we hope to make this an annual event! See you then!
Stargazing at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP
August 12th, 2018
August 12th, 2018
Stargazing at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP
Come join us at Marshall Gold Discovery SHP as we take in the Perseid Meteor Shower! We are inviting our local friends and neighbors to come join us on the field next to our Headquarters building the evening of Sunday August 12th, 2018 to watch the amazing Perseid Meteor Shower overhead. Feel free to bring blankets, lawn chairs, binoculars, telescopes and a picnic. More details to come but this will be a very relaxed atmosphere with our local friends and neighbors.
Parking after 7pm free at the museum parking lot & the sawmill parking lot for this event.
Coloma Gold Rush Live
October 12-14, 2018
Come visit a living history encampment of the Gold Rush era. Pan for gold, listen to music of the miners, and hear the re-enactors tell stories of the days of old. Call the museum at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park for more. (530) 622-3470
Historic Holiday Houses
December 8-9, 2018
Visit the historic buildings in Coloma and hear its history told by costumed docents. Talk with Santa, play in the snow, and make a wreath for your door. For ticket information for the house tours, call the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park museum at (530) 622-3470.