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Angels Camp Museum adds artisan exhibit on Sept. 8

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Angels Camp Museum adds artisan exhibit on Sept. 8

Jim Miller, Angels Camp Museum Education Director

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POSTED August 24, 2012 6:03 p.m.

ANGELS CAMP - New Artisan’s Exhibit grand opening takes place Saturday, Sept. 8, starting at 11 a.m. at the Angels Camp Museum

Regular museum admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.

The Angels Camp Museum exhibit is  in the Mining and Ranching  building on the museum campus, The exhibit features:

• A fully-functional late 19th century carpenters shop

• A fully functional turn-of-the-20th century print shop

• A late 19th century textiles manufacturing area

Artisans will be on hand to demonstrate these trades and crafts.

The new exhibits will allow the musum to demonstrate, on a regular basis, the crafts and trades that  built  Angels Camp and the surrounding region from the Gold Rush era through the 20th century. Interactive components of these exhibits will be made available to families as well as school groups for more in-depth understanding of these artisan skills.

The opening of the exhibits marks the beginning of a long-range plan to  add new interactive and state-of-the-art exhibits to the Angels Camp Museum in order to transform it into the premier museum of Gold Country history in the state of California.

For questions  please contact the Museum during regular museum hours (Thursday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at (209) 736-2963.

The Angels Camp Museum is a city-operated museum and the Angels Camp Museum Foundation is the non-profit arm of the museum.

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