FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Gold Fever! Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush
Friday, July 1, - October 30, 2005
Wild West Day
Event Date: Saturday, July 9, 10:00am - 6:00pm


Kern County Museum
3801 Chester Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 852-5000, FAX (661) 322-6415
E-mail, <kcmuseum@kern.org>
Web site, <http://www.kcmuseum.org>
Monday – Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 12-5pm




Gold Fever! Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush
Exhibit Dates: Friday, July 1, - October 30, 2005
Developed by California Council for the Humanities (CCH) in collaboration with the Oakland Museum of California, this exhibit spotlights the remarkable stories of individual Californios, women, Native Americans, adventurers and gold seekers who came together during the colorful and tumultuous Gold Rush era. The 24 exhibit panels and photomurals also examine the impact James Marshall's discovery continues to have on all California's people, cultures, environment, politics and economy. The exhibit is part of CCH's "Rediscovery of California at 150" project, which commemorates the events that led to the founding of California as a state. Courtesy of the California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA).

Wild West Day
Event Date: Saturday, July 9, 2005
Hours: 10:00am - 6:00pm
This day of living history will celebrate all aspects of the Wild West including California's rush for gold and the opening of the traveling exhibit Gold Fever! Shoot-outs, re-enactments, historic encampments, costumed interpreters, horses, carriages, gold panning and entertainment straight out of the 1800s will be featured throughout the museum grounds. Continue your Wild West experience with more western fun at the Bakersfield Blaze baseball game beginning at 6:00pm at Sam Lynn Ball Park adjacent to the museum. The Bakersfield Blaze is affiliated with the Texas Rangers. Special ticket packages for the little wranglers are available for both events.

Admission
Museum Members - Free!
Adults - $8.00
Seniors (60+ years of age) - $7.00
Students (ages 13-17) - $7.00
Students (ages 6-12) - $6.00
Children (ages 3-5) - $5.00
Children under 3 years old are admitted free



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