|Angels Camp, CA...Imagine California 1849-1852, the scene of fever-pitched activity and change brought on by the discovery of Gold. Yet amidst all the turmoil, the rights of a married woman in California were protected.
In Monterey, 1849, California’s first Constitutional convention met to discuss statehood, establish a state capitol, affirm property rights of the Spanish citizens as well as the separate property rights of a married woman.
Subsequent legislative sessions addressed several pressing issues, such as the Foreign miner’s tax; in April of 1852 an act was passed by the State Legislature which authorized a married woman the right to transact business under her own name, separate from her husband.
Come and hear about the notable men who supported the Sole Trader Act and the women who embraced their newfound opportunities.
Cost: free for museum members, $10 non-members
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Located on a 3-acre site of the historic Angels Quartz Mine, the Angels Camp Museum dedicates collections to inspire understanding of the gold country history of Angels Camp and the Mother Lode region. We create opportunities for learning, discovery and bring to life the extraordinary stories of our country’s past.
Home to one of the largest collections of carriages and wagons in the nation, Angels Camp Museum is a destination. Take a walk in this historical park to explore both indoor and outdoor exhibits on Gold Rush-era mining, ranching, medicine; artisan interactive displays including a print shop, weaving loom, and carpenter's shop; as well as a Mark Twain exhibit.
Sunday, March 5th
1:30 p.m. light refreshments, lecture 2 - 3 p.m.
in the Museum's Carriage House
753 S. Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222
Starts at 01:30 PM