Gold Fever! Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush

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Gold Fever! The Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush

April 27, 2013- November 23, 2013
The first traveling exhibit to come to the Imperial Valley Desert Museum, Gold Fever! was created by Exhibit Envoy to tell the stories behind the California Gold Rush.  We added local artifacts and information to focus this statewide exhibit on the Imperial Valley and its' gold rush.  Building a miner's cabin, complete with miner's trunk and newspaper wallpaper, and creating an area for kids to weigh the supplies they would need to buy, were only a few of the ways we made this an interactive exhibit.
 Miner's Cabin, desk, and map. William Swain corner
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Miners in Imperial Valley and the Economics of Mining
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 Member of the American Alliance of Museums since 2013

All photographs taken by IVDM staff or used with permission by Joselito Villero and Michael Field. All rights reserved.2014.