The Wells Fargo stagecoach stops in Danville Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the .
The visit of the famous stagecoach marks the start of the museum’s new Gold Rush Exhibit. The coach will be in front of the Museum on Railroad Avenue and visitors can climb inside for pictures.
The Gold Rush Exhibit portrays California’s exciting gold rush era, displaying artifacts from diggings and highlighting San Ramon Valley pioneers who settled here thanks to the era.
The Gold Rush Exhibit runs through July 14.
Wells Fargo played a pivotal role during the gold rush transporting gold to San Francisco to be sent back east to '49er families. The exhibit features Wells Fargo artifacts in its re-creation of an Assay Office.
Prominent interpretative events include Sunday, June 3, where Dr. Bill Harlan talks about the exploits of his family arriving just ahead of the Donner Party and their key role in authenticating John Marshall’s discovery of “shiny mettle."
Exhibit hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission to the museum is $3 for guests and free for Museum members.
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