Gold Diggers Living History Program
The adventure begins in 1851 in San Diego Bay. California has just become the thirty-first state. Students have just heard the news of the discovery of gold and decide to try their “luck” in the diggings of Northern California. Students must negotiate with an agent for passage to San Francisco. Once aboard, students prepare the vessel by moving cargo and setting sail. They may, however, be surprised by the persuasive attempts of a variety of historic characters extolling the virtues of their “hidden agendas”.
Upon conclusion of the voyage, students must decide on their own destiny. They must elect to remain aboard and adapt the life they have come to know as sailors, or to jump ship to face the uncertainty of the gold fields.
This program is targeted for students in grades 4-6. There will be a very limited number of adult chaperones allowed on this trip.
Date: Monday, May 18, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm (check in at 9:00 am)
Location: Star of India (910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101)
Fee: $31 per student, $15 adult chaperone
RSVP: May 1, 2020