“The Gold Rush Town Too Tough To Die” This is how the History Center will portray Coulterville to the children of the local school districts…and perhaps to travel tour groups at a later time. A number of docents have agreed to depict historic members of our community from the gold rush times. Free tours are being offered this May and June to Kindergarten through 8th graders. K though 3 classes will get a 45 minute tour of the museum. There they will meet Mrs. McCarthy, the wife of the last Wells Fargo agent, who will show them around the museum. The children will then be able to eat their lunches at the park and there meet an “original Mariposa County sheriff of yesteryear”. A 2-hour tour of Coulterville will be offered to 4th – 8th grade classes. They will meet up with a miner (49’er) at Whistling Billy who will accompany them through town with stops at the jail, hotel, and several other historic buildings, through Chinatown and on to the cemetery, where Mrs. Coulter will be waiting for them. After learning about some of the pioneer families buried there from this lady from the past, they will end up at the park.
If you know of a teacher who might be interested, have them call the History Center (209-878-3015). And, if this type of reenactment activity interests you, contact the museum for more info!