MCARLM Executive Director
March 17, 2015
“GOLD FEVER!” SWEEPS KING CITY
It has been more than 150 years since the Gold Rush galvanized California, “Gold Fever!” is sweeping into King City. This time in “Gold Fever! The Untold Stories of California’s Gold Rush” a fascinating exhibition that presents a treasury of Gold Rush era events, images and document. The traveling exhibit, hosted by the Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum (MCARLM) will open for a seven week run on March 29, 2015 at Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum at San Lorenzo Park, King City. Please call a (831)385-8020, for more information.
Twenty-four photo-mural panels present 1,000 square feet of fascinating text and representations of primary documents, photographs, daguerreotypes, and Gold Rush era paintings. The exhibit examines California before the fateful discovery of gold in the American River, the frenzied rush to the gold fields overland and by sea, the experience of vigilante justice, life in the rowdy gold camps, Gold Rush era commerce and farming, and the shaping of California’s future.
3rd Annual Museum Fundraiser Prime Rib Dinner
Please join us for our 3rd annual Prime Rib Dinner held in the DeAnza building of San Lorenzo Park in King City, CA. This year's theme coincides with the traveling exhibit we will be hosting, the California Gold Rush. Festivities begin with an open bar and live music at 5pm. Enjoy dinner and dessert in our wild west saloon and participate in the live auction to win a variety of goodies, from bottles of wine, tickets to the areas best events. For added fun, diners will also have an opportunity to try their hand and panning for gold in a hand made sluice. Ticket, drink sales and auction bids benefit the Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum to ensure the continuation of educational tours and programs, as well as to help in the preservation of exhibits and artifacts.