Date(s) - 05/20/2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Columbia State Historic Park
Sponsored by Friends of Columbia and Columbia State Historic Park and depicted by over 150 costumed volunteers, visitors can experience the events and environment of an 1850’s mining camp that is re-created in detail from the clothing, food and entertainment to the powerful stories of the early miners as they struggled to “strike it rich.”
Meet the merchants, artisans and entertainers who have come to the Diggins to “mine the miners’ pockets.” Interact and observe the lifestyles of the early miners as they prepare their meals, launder their clothing and care for gardens and livestock. Learn about their crafts, how their children played, their music and other forms of entertainment – including gambling! A variety of foods, drinks and other items are available for purchase inside the event.
On your visit you will see a working a bakery, hotel, saloons, theater, blacksmith, wheelwright, livestock and of course active mining.
Adults – $7
Children under 12 – $2