THE SOCIETY OF CALIFORNIA PIONEERS
“I hope this finds you well”: Letters from the California Gold Rush
September 30 to December 17, 2017
Far from home and often homesick, forty-niners wrote letters to loved ones describing both the challenges and the rewards of their new life in California. This exhibition of rare, first-person narratives written on illustrated letter sheets provides a nuanced understanding of life during the Gold Rush by revealing the hopes, dreams, and fears of the pioneers. Admission is free. For more information, visit californiapioneers.org.