CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
Divisions of Boating and Waterways, Historic Preservation and Off-Highway Vehicles
For Immediate Release: 4/30/2015
Springtime in Coloma: A 49’er Extravaganza
Name: Kally Bye
Coloma, CA – Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park will host a weekend celebration focused on the 125th Anniversary of Marshall’s Monument which will also include a Mother’s Day Victorian Tea and Brunch along with a living history Tent Town. The event will take place on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and is open to the public.
On Saturday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m., the Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West will dedicate a plaque at the monument for the 125th Anniversary followed by a barbeque.
Then on Sunday, May 10 at 10:00 a.m. a church service in the historic Emmanuel Church will take place followed by the Victorian Tea and Brunch at 11:00 a.m. The Victorian Tea and Brunch tickets will be sold in advance at http://marshallgold.com
Both days, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will feature the 1850’s Tent Town with living history, gold panning, wagon rides, saloon, and portrait studio. Gifts for Mother’s Day can be purchased at the “Sweet Shoppe” and “Flower Shoppe” as well.
“Springtime in Coloma” is presented by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park and the Gold Discovery Park Association. Parking is $8 per vehicle. For more information, please call (530) 622-3470.
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park is located in Coloma, on Hwy. 49, between Placerville and Auburn, only one hour from Sacramento.
Note: No dogs will be allowed in the event except certified service dogs.
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California State Parks Mission
To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high quality outdoor recreation.