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Gold Rush

California Gold!

It is in our human nature to have an obsession with GOLD. The value we have put on it captivates, motivates and drives people to do incredible things.

Take a step back in time and experience what life was like for many individuals who risked everything to try and make it rich quick once the news spread that gold was found and how the lure of gold changed and shaped California.

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Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Mar 12, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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$9-$17

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1st Annual SDAC Student Symposium

Sep 30, 2017

The San Diego Archaeological Center is pleased to announce the First Annual SDAC Student Symposium. The event will be held at the Center on Saturday, September 30, 2017. This is an all-day event. The symposium promotes new ideas and directions in the archaeology of Southern California and adjacent areas. The 2017 Symposium focuses on ‘Archaeologists of Tomorrow’-highlighting current research and projects from graduate and undergraduate students. The symposium provides a venue for presenting research in spoken, poster and video sessions.

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American and European Folk Art

Jun 27 - Aug 20, 2017

This exhibition is dedicated to nearly three centuries of American and European folk art from the Museum's collection, with many artworks on view for the very first time. Colorful quilts, whimsical whirligigs, baskets and decorative boxes will be showcased along with curious objects, such as a carnival knockdown figure, Victorian tenth-anniversary tin, and sailors' love tokens - all created by unknown makers. Figurative sculptural objects will also be on view, including works by Felipe Archuleta, Gerard Cambon and Beatrice Wood, in addition to baskets and ceramic vessels, a carved and painted wood barber pole and needlepoint samplers.

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ARLINE FISCH

Jun 28, 2017 - ongoing

A retrospective view of more than seven decades of work, this exhibition features jewelry and body ornaments, as well as a collection of knitted and crocheted wire hanging flowers and sea creatures by internationally-renowned artist and San Diego resident, Arline Fisch.

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TRAPPINGS

May 26 - ongoing

Pulled from the Museum's permanent collection and private lenders, this original exhibition will highlight classic horse figures and accoutrement of Asia and Europe; clay and wood horses of India; and artifacts of U.S., Native American and Mexican horse culture. Trappings for bullocks from Afghanistan to Indonesia, and camel trappings from Asia and the Middle East will also be shown, including a group of Iranian saddlebags.

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Events

1st Annual SDAC Student Symposium

Sep 30, 2017
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American and European Folk Art

Jun 27 - Aug 20, 2017
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ARLINE FISCH

Jun 28, 2017 - ongoing
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TRAPPINGS

May 26 - ongoing
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