Living History Day

From 10am to 3pm on the first Saturday of October, the Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society (STCHS) will present a Living History Day. The event will take place in the courtyard of the Groveland Yosemite National Park Gateway Museum in downtown Groveland.

This is an interactive living history day. Attendees may participate and try their hand at gold panning, candle dipping, weaving, spinning, quilting, rope making, washing clothes on a washboard, pine needle basketry and butter churning. Other activities being demonstrated are soap making, knitting, felting, braiding rugs, and early American hooking. Early American crafts will be available for sale by some of the participants. A burro will be pulling the large stone around the arrastra to crush gold ore for panning.

There will also be food, music and storytelling. The museum will be open on Living History Day, so if you have not been there before or have not seen the newest exhibits, plan to spend a while. This is a fun event for the whole family with no admission charge.


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Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

ADA Accessibility Notes

Wheel chair accessible


I was fortunate to discover this event last year with my three grandchildren - it was absolutely wonderful, fun and educational! They have all asked to go back again this year! Ages 10-13 - I will be planning on it!!! Thank you to all who put this together!!!!

Liz, 8/1/2018

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