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The California Gold Rush is coming to the Porterville Historical Museum on August 20th and 27th. Visitors can pan for REAL GOLD, SILVER, and RIVER GEMS. Reservations are Necessary; fifty (50) participants are required per day in order for this event to take place. 

Those interested are encouraged to contact the museum promptly as this event "books up quickly". It's not too late to reserve your spot, stake your claim and STRIKE REAL RIVER GOLD. 

Visitors are required to pay both the entrance fee and the six dollars per pan and we'll include a drawing for a bottle of gems. Also there are gold panning discounts or a gold panning family package of 5 pans, a $30 value.

Porterville Historical Museum, located at 257 N. D Street, open Thursday through Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm. Admission is $5 for adults, $1 for students, and free admission for children 6 years and under. It is also free for Museum members and sponsors. Please call 784-2053 or 350-0373 for more information.


Porterville Historical Museum announced due to lack of reservations, the Gold Rush will be canceled for August 27th. However the Gold Rush will return September 24 for National Museum Day.  For more information on this please call 784-2053.