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New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum Hosts Living History Day

Spanishtown, March 1876, Public Domain Image

The New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum will be presenting a special event on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 11am to 3pm. “Living History Day” will take place at the Casa Grande in Almaden Quicksilver Park.

This spectacular home was once occupied by the managers of the New Almaden mine and its Victorian heritage has been maintained by the staff.

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Presentation on the History of New Almaden Quicksilver Mines

The New Almaden Quicksilver Mines and Museum will be the subject of the next presentation at the Milpitas Historical Society meeting.

Doug Bergtholdt will speak on the New Almaden Quicksilver Mine and its background, geology, and the fascinating social history of the town of New Almaden, with photos and stories that make the area come alive. A film about the New Almaden Quicksilver Mines will also be shown.

The presentation is at the Milpitas Library in the Community Room (auditorium) on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 7pm. Read more about the event and see videos of New Almaden at Milpitas Historical Society.

Summer 2011 Outdoor Activities at Santa Clara County Parks in Almaden Valley

Santa Clara County ParksIf your family loves spending time together doing outdoor activities, then you’re going to love this one.

Following is the Summer 2011 Calendar of Outdoor Activities for Almaden Quicksilver County Park and Calero County Park. Both parks are conveniently located here in beautiful Almaden Valley.

The events include everything from history hikes, wildlife hikes, geocaching, moonlight paddles, bat sightings, and mining adventures.

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2010 Pioneer Day & Casa Grande Re-Opening in New Almaden

Bring the whole family for a day of fun at Pioneer Day in New Almaden. Enjoy food, games, history, and speeches from officials.

The event will also celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly renovated Casa Granda, an historical landmark built in 1854, and now home to the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum. The event is free. Lunch and gifts will be available for purchase.

Pioneer Day will be at the Casa Grande in New Almaden on Saturday, November 13, 2010, from 11am to 3pm. The event is being held by the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association.

Updated December 29, 2010: Photos of Casa Grande Reopening on November 13, 2010.