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FANTASTIC, AMAZING, MARVELOUS | What visitors are saying about GOLD

by Eiteljorg Gold! Riches and Ruin Visitors | May 05, 2015

2001.142.12.14-gold media
Scene of Hydraulic Mining in Alaska, ca. 1899
Image courtesy of the Washington State Historical Society; 2001.142.12.14


The Eiteljorg's Gold! Riches and Ruin exhibit explores stories of greed, innovation, success and failure in the quest for gold and the world’s continuing fascination with this rare and valuable mineral. Here's what some of our visitors have shared after experiencing the show:

"This is a most educational and fantastic exhibition. Very well presented. Thank you."

"Marvelous exhibit — rich detail, displayed beautifully. I live in the DC area and this is on par with anything in the Smithsonian!"

DSC_8968"The neatness of the area and variety of exhibits was not only impressive, but so well explained and exhibited."

"It was absolutely amazing. I loved the show by Belinda Mulrooney (pictured - Local actress Jamison Fisher*). The artifacts were unbelievable. It was the most fascinating museum experience ever!!"

"Wonderful exhibit of history and the westward exploration. Sad to see it cost so many cultures and people their lives."

"I was really impressed. Nice diversity of religion, race, gender and socioeconomic class. Really well done."

"Great gold exhibit — very complete time-wise, culturally. The large photos added greatly to sense of being there. Exhibit much more than I anticipated. Excellent! Thanks, congrats to the curator of the exhibit."

"Very interesting. A lot of things you heard about in history class didn’t provide all these details. Learned a lot."

Visit this show to witness captivating accounts from gold rush experiences, spanningEiteljorg gold hair comb cup ring nuggets the 1840s to the 1910s, told through art and artifacts. The show comes alive through comprehensive programs, interactive media and hands-on S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activities. Gold! closes Aug. 9.

Pictured: Gold hair comb, cup, ring, and nuggets, Loan: Courtesy of Greg and Petra Martin, Photography by Hadley Fruits
 

Storytelling every Saturday and Sunday

Meet Storyteller Belinda Mulrooney! 
Saturdays & Sundays through AUG 9
12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Meet Belinda Mulrooney, one of the richest women in the Klondike at the turn of the 20th century, and hear about her adventures during the Yukon Klondike Gold Rush. Local actress Jamison Fisher, will portray Mulrooney in the Gold! Riches and Ruin gallery throughout the run of the exhibition.

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