Date: May 13th to October 31
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville
In 1858 word spread of gold in the Fraser Canyon, setting off a dramatic migration of people and propelling this once remote region of western North America into the modern age. Through interactive displays, rare artifacts and an international perspective, this fascinating exhibition will showcase the far-reaching impact of the golf rush, as class and racial barriers were broken down and people seized the extraordinary opportunities that glittered before them.
Gold Rush! Includes the exclusive North American engagement of Allure of Gold, a companion exhibition of pre-Hispanic gold art, on loan from the Museo del Oro in Bogotá, Columbia. This collection showcases the central role this sacred metal occupied in the life of indigenous people in Columbia. This will be the only opportunity in North America to see these objects together, some of them on tour for the first time outside Colombia.
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