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06:00 PM Miss Calaveras Rodeo Queen Fundraiser, March 2, 6pm!
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01:30 PM What the Miners Left Behind & it Wasn't Just Shovels & Bottles! Save the Date! March 3rd Lectur
03:30 PM Bear Valley Adventure Company's Trailblazers Youth Ski Program
Saturday, Mar 9
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03:30 PM Bear Valley Adventure Company's Trailblazers Youth Ski Program
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05/16/2024 - Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee Gold Pans and Cattle Brands May 16-19, 2024
Frogtown, CA...The Frog Stops are out! Here is where you can find entry guide books and other fun information. Sierra Hills Market - Murphys, Senders Market - Valley Springs, Calaveras County Public Library - San Andreas, Mechanics Bank - Angels Camp, Big Trees Market - Arnold

03/02/2024 - Miss Calaveras Rodeo Queen Fundraiser, March 2, 6pm!
Frogtown, CA...Get your tickets, great program to support.  March 2, 6pm at Mark Twain Hall.

03/03/2024 - What the Miners Left Behind & it Wasn't Just Shovels & Bottles! Save the Date! March 3rd Lectur
Angels Camp, CA...Join Us Sunday, March 3rd, 2024, 2:00-3:00 pm at Angels Camp Museum Carriage House. Our Speaker: Rich Lundin, Twain-Harte resident and Geologist. What the Miners Left Behind And it wasn't just shovels and bottles!

About Rich: Rich Lundin is Twain-Harte resident and Geologist with a mining and mineral exploration background. He’s worked in far flung places such as Australia and Saudia Arabia and is also a Remote Sensing Specialist in Airbourne and Archaeogeophysics. He has managed and investigated mineral exploration and deposits for private parties, corporations, federal, state, and municipal owners in several states; and has done environmental studies, environmental assessments, surveys and testing on cultural and mineral resources. As a Historical Archaeologist, Rich conducted archaeological investigations and research implementing the use of Archaeogeophysics and Archaeogeochemistry. You can also find Rich on YouTube!

What the Miner’s Left Behind

Join us for an intriguing exploration into the California Gold Rush with our esteemed speaker. Delve into the fascinating topic of "What the Miners Left Behind" and uncover the hidden treasures and overlooked artifacts that tell a different aspect of this historic era.

Our speaker will guide us through the discoveries made by the Calaveras Gem & Minerals Society, shedding light on the overlooked treasures found amidst the mine waste accumulations from dredge tailings. Learn how a group of dedicated individuals unearthed a series of cobbles laden with visible gold, offering a glimpse into the miners' pursuits and practices.

When the miners were living at say Moccasin creek, or any of the 26 various prospecting locations, they lived there and left their junk behind. Rich will also be bringing artifacts they found such as old bottles and shovels and he will have a portion of a gold boulder that a member found that has 5-10 oz of gold left in it! In addition to the tailings and the cobbles the miners left behind a lot of Mariposite because they couldn’t see the gold it could have revealed – they were looking for coarse gold that they could easily get out of the rock. He’ll talk about the significance of fine gold concealed within the slurry and dirt discarded by the miners (fine gold is only visible with hand lenses not available until 1922) and then available only to professional geologists.)

Join us to learn how modern analysis techniques and technologies have unveiled the hidden value within these overlooked materials, from precious metals to rare earth elements.

Ready for Adventure?
Four times a year, Rich gets adults, children, any interested adventurers out in the field for an unforgettable experience of gold panning and metal detecting that is exciting and helps expand our understanding of the California Gold Rush and the treasures it left behind. The last excursion was Oct 17, 2023.

The next outing is still being planned and will be near the first bridge of Moccasin Creek toward Mariposa and the other one will be farther up river, is more remote so will be more strenuous. There is a maximum number of participants and Rich will have more information available at the Lecture.

All are welcome. Arrive early for refreshments.
Got ideas for future lecture? Please let us know!

For more information about Museum Foundation projects, visit our website.

Join us in the
Carriage House at the Museum
1:30 pm • Refreshments
2:00 - 3:00 pm • Lecture

See You There!

Cost: $10/ person
No Cost for Current Museum Members
03/16/2024 - Everybody Loves a Parade – Be Part of Murphys Irish Day as a Parade Participant, Vendor, Sponsor o
Murphys, CA...Always wanted to be in the Murphys Irish Day parade?  Now’s your chance.  Spaces are limited, and there are some restrictions, so download the information and get your application submitted soon.  Please contact our parade coordinators (Jody & Carrie) with any questions.

Murphys Irish Day Parade 2024 RULES
Murphys Irish Day Parade 2024

More forms & links!

2024 MID booth application

2024 MBA-MFA Joint Letter to Vendors

MID 2024 Sponsorship Agreement


Sign Up to Volunteer at Murphys Irish Day

02/24/2024 - Don't Miss Apres Ski at Reba's Meadow Cafe!
Bear Valley, CA...This Saturday, Feb. 24, we are hosting Apres Ski at Reba's Meadow Cafe from 3:30 to 5PM. A short walk on a groomed trail brings you to our snowbound cafe with the sunny deck.

02/23/2024 - Bear Valley Adventure Company's Trailblazers Youth Ski Program
Bear Valley, CA...Trailblazers is a youth nordic ski program designed to teach cross country skiing through activities, games, and adventure. Families can choose one (Friday or Sunday) or both Friday & Sunday each week, depending on which meets their schedule best. Instructors will encourage a supportive team environment that still allows for individual growth. Groups are based on age and ability, where teams can progress skills and confidence appropriately. We have found that regular training quickly advances a child’s skills and creates a solid skiing foundation. This fun and physical program promotes a life-long passion for skiing and snowsports.

Who: 5-13 year olds

When: January - March 2024 (minus MLK & Presidents Weekend)
  • Fridays 3:30-4:45 PM on Jan. 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 23; Mar. 1
  • Sundays: 1:30-2:45 PM on Jan. 21, 28; Feb. 4, 11, 25; Mar. 3
  • Packages*: includes 6 or 12 sessions and season pass
  • One session per/week - $250 (choose either Friday or Sunday)
  • Two sessions per/week - $375 (both Friday & Sunday)
  • Sessions Only*: includes 6 or 12 sessions
    • One session/week - $150
    • Two sessions/week - $250
Special Parent Drop-In Rates:
  • Save 50% on ski or snowshoe rental
  • Save 50% on trail pass
  • Save 50% on a lesson (dependent on instructor availability)
Questions about this program?
Feel free to email for more information.

*- Ski rentals are not included but are offered for $10/day. Also, check our Youth Trade-Up Ski Program, which keeps your child in properly fitted cross country ski gear through the age of 16 years old.

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