Calendar of Events
August 12, 2006
NC Open Gold Panning Competition
Participants test their speed-panning skills.
Prizes are awarded to the top three winners in Adult and Junior Divisions.
Registration begins at 9:00 am. Competition begins at 12:00 p.m.
Fee for participants only.
No charge for other activities. 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
20, 21, 27, & 28, 2006
Bloody Reign of Mad Miner”
Featured attractions at the annual Halloween event include a haunted mine, hayrides, ghost stories around a campfire, and performances by Chaz the Magician. Donations are requested for haunted mine tours and hayrides. Concessions available for purchase. 7:00 P.M.-11:00 P.M.
A Christmas Celebration
Come enjoy a holiday “open house”
with demonstration of 18th–21st
century lifestyles and crafts. The
Visitor Center, mine tunnels, and Stamp Mill will be decorated. Guided
underground tours, Stamp Mill tours and refreshments will be offered. The
event is free and open to the public.
Regional History Bowl
Area eighth graders compete in a
Jeopardy-style quiz bowl on the subjects
of North Carolina history and geography. In this single elimination
tournament the winner advances to the state championship History Bowl in
May. The 2007 Regional Bowl takes place at James K. Polk Memorial State
Historic Site in Pineville. Free and open to public.
24 & 25, 2007
During this two-day event, fourth
grade students and their teachers will view
demonstrations designed to further their comprehension of North
Carolina history and our state’s resources. Group
reservations for panning and underground tours are required. Fee for panning. No charge for
other activities. To make a reservation, call Susan Smith at (704)
721-GOLD. 9:00 a.m.–2:00
2007 (Dates TBA)
Prospectors Day Camp
This one-day summer program for
children ages 9–11 will give participants an opportunity to learn more
about Reed Gold Mine and the North Carolina gold rush. Campers will
experience what life would have been like for gold miners in the 1800s,
try their skills at operating traditional placer mining equipment, design
their own gold coins, and more. Pre-registration
is required. $25 fee covers all materials and snacks. For more information, contact Kim
Tweedy at (704)721-GOLD.