GOLD RUSH FIELD TRIP & MUSICAL
genuine encounter with the living past.
a living history experience demonstrating the integrity,
determination, and strength of the people of Julian’s
1870-1874 pioneer gold rush community. This field
trip provides a hands on educational experience including
participation in a musical reader's theater performance
which focuses on town development, community spirit,
patriotism and leadership, a guided gold mine tour,
complete with gold panning, and a walk around guided-tour
of the Julian Historic town site including a viewing
of local artifacts at the Julian Pioneer museum,
day, a little boy who was old enough to read, came
into the Julian Pioneer Museum and pointed to the
mounted turkey. He declared, "that's not a turkey!
The curator asked, "why is it not a turkey?" and
he replied, "it has feathers!"
children would definitely not have made this statement.
inspiring the children of our time with this Julian
living history experience, we endeavor to gift their
lives with these same pioneer qualities of integrity,
determination, and strength of spirit.