Your browser is out of date.
This site may not function properly in your current browser. Update Now

Living History Day

Festival Event
Hacksaw works the arrastra while his owner and sidekick, Harold Hart waits patiently for the gold bearing ore to be broken up. – Cliff Henderson

ADA Accessibility Notes

Wheel chair accessible

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

From 10am to 3pm on the first Saturday of October, the Southern Tuolumne County Historical Society (STCHS) will present a Living History Day. The event will take place in the courtyard of the Groveland Yosemite National Park Gateway Museum in downtown Groveland.

This is an interactive living history day. Attendees may participate and try their hand at gold panning, candle dipping, weaving, spinning, quilting, rope making, washing clothes on a washboard, pine needle basketry and butter churning. Other activities being demonstrated are soap making, knitting, felting, braiding rugs, and early American hooking. Early American crafts will be available for sale by some of the participants. A burro will be pulling the large stone around the arrastra to crush gold ore for panning.

There will also be food, music and storytelling. The museum will be open on Living History Day, so if you have not been there before or have not seen the newest exhibits, plan to spend a while. This is a fun event for the whole family with no admission charge.


Admission Fee (if any)