Sunday Matinee Films - "Life on the Land Series: The Gold Rush"

Event Details

Date: July 13, 2014

Time: 01:30 pm to 03:30 pm

Location: Tom Gilcrease Jr. Auditorium

Cost: Free with admission

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


The sight of gold in the rushing waters of the American River sent a ripple around the world that set the stage for an event that would forever change the sleepy village of San Francisco, the new state of California, and the nation. This film incorporates rare daguerreotypes and original re-creations as well as original letters, memoirs and journals to tell the story of the 49ers. At the same time, it reveals the rise of legalized discrimination in California and the decimation of the state’s Native population. Produced by Yellow Jersey Films, Inc. for American Experience in association with KQED; narrated by Michael Murphy. 120 minutes, documentary, not-rated.

No registration is required. Seating is first-come, first-seated. Groups are welcome.

Free with museum admission.