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New Almaden Day Jump-In Parade 2016

New Almaden DayMark your calendars for this year’s New Almaden Day Jump-In Parade! The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10th in celebration of the 36th Annual New Almaden Day. The parade will begin at the New Almaden Community House on Bertram Road at 11am. The route will continue along Bertram Road and through the intersection of Almaden Road. Arrive early and get a parking spot at the Hacienda entrance to Almaden Quicksilver County Park, because the streets will be busy and parking will be tough. The parade will feature convertibles, antique cars, floats, equestrians and more. After the parade, awards will be presented for the “Best of Show” and a barbecue will start right after. There will also be live music, kids games, a raffle, a cake walk, and a bake sale. Come join New Almaden and Almaden residents in this fun Almaden Valley community event. For more information contact Kitty Monahan at 1-408-268-6541.

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.

Living History at Casa Grande & New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum

Casa Grande & New Almaden Quicksilver Mining MuseumVisit Casa Grande, once the magnificent home of New Almaden Mine managers. Costumed Docents will be on hand to guide you through Victorian period rooms and museum exhibits. Children will be able to participate in a craft activity to take home.

This event is at Casa Grande & New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum on Sunday, Sunday, May 20, 2012 and again on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 1-3pm. For more information, call (408) 918-7775.

View past articles about Casa Grande & New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum:

2011 Casa Grande Open House
2010 Yuletide Festivities at Casa Grande in New Almaden
2010 Pioneer Day & Casa Grande Re-Opening in New Almaden

La Foret in New Almaden Presenting Special Five-Course Prix Fix Menu for Valentine’s Day 2011

logo: La Foret in New AlmadenLa Foret restaurant situated in New Almaden is presenting a special five-course prix fix menu for its 2011 Valentine’s Day dining experience. You will choose one item from each of the following five courses:

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Local Historians Presenting on the History of Quicksilver Mining in New Almaden

Entrance to Quicksilver Mine in New Almaden

Photo by Alexi Kostibas

Saratoga Historical Foundation is sponsoring a presentation on the “The History of New Almaden – Once the Largest Mine in California.”

The talk is being presented by noted authors and local historians Art Boudreault and Mike Boulland, authors of the book New Almaden – Images of America.

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Yuletide Festivities at Casa Grande in New Almaden

Photo by Eco Dalla Luna.

Take a visit back in time for a real holiday treat at the newly renovated Casa Grande. Enjoy the afternoon with your family in a beautiful Victorian setting while learning about local history in the Quicksilver Mining Museum.

Sip hot spiced cider, munch on delicious cookies, and enjoy the holiday décor in this exquisite historic building. You can also purchase holiday gifts and local crafts from the unique gift shop.

At Casa Grande in New Almaden December 10, 2010 through January 2, 2011, from 12:00 to 4:00pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (except Christmas Day). For more information, call 408-323-1107.

Living with Wildlife Hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park – July 10, 2010

Photo of Bobcat

Photo by Len Blumin

Join the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association for its Living With Wildlife Hike in the Almaden Quicksilver County Park. You will learn about Almaden’s mountain lion, bobcat, and coyote neighbors, and how they depend on the park and humans to survive.

This is a 2.6-mile moderate/strenuous hike (small children not advised due to some steep trail sections). Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring water and sun protection.

Meet at the Almaden Quicksilver County Park Hacienda Parking Lot Entrance, which is located at the south end of New Almaden (directions). The Living with Wildlife Hike is being held Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 10am to 12pm.

For more information call the Calero County Park at 408-268-3883.

History Hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park – May 22 and July 10, 2010

Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum Exhibit Photo

The Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum and New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association is holding a History Hike in the Almaden Quicksilver County Park.

The hike will be informative and entertaining, and a great way to get outdoors for some exercise and to enjoy the beauty of the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park.

On this hike you will step back in time and learn what it was like to be a quicksilver (i.e., mercury) miner in New Almaden in the mining heyday of the mid nineteenth century. You will ride by van up into the park and then go on a 5-mile hike to various historic sites and stop to have lunch in the park.

Bring a brown-bag lunch, water, sturdy hiking shoes, and sun protection. The tour is $7 per person. Reservations are required. For more information call the Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum at 408-323-1107.

Meet at the Almaden Quicksilver County Park Hacienda Parking Lot Entrance, which is located at the south end of New Almaden (directions). The History Hike is being held on two different days. The first is Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 9am to 1:30pm. The second is Saturday, July 10, 2010 from 9am to 1:30pm.

If you can’t make either of the hikes, Ron Horii has created some really detailed and helpful information about the Almaden Quicksilver County Park, including beautiful pictures of the park, descriptions of the trails, and information about the Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum.