Everything Gold Can Stay

Gold: It's fascinating, precious and-most important-sparkly. And with its discovery in 1848, droves of folks shoved off to California in a desperate attempt to hoard it all for themselves. But they often paid the price for their dreams of fame and fortune with all those things you learned about playing The Oregon Trail in grade school: typhoid fever, cholera, death. Though the California Gold Rush had a direct impact on San Francisco and the Sierra Nevadas, there's no reason why that glimmering gold-laden dream of yore can't dazzle us Southern Californians as well. The Fullerton Museum Center presents “Gold Fever: Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush,” an informative visual journey through the rustic California that once was: pickaxes, mining pans-the whole 49 yards. (Forty-niners? Get it, huh??)
Fridays-Sundays, 12-4 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 12-4 p.m.; Thursdays, 12-8 p.m. Starts: Dec. 7. Continues through March 2, 2007

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