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Pioneer Day 2023 in New Almaden

Pioneer Day 2023It’s time for Pioneer Day 2023 presented by the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association! Come learn about New Almaden Quicksilver mining history, including hearing from descendants of miners who lived and worked in New Almaden. Tour the mining museum and grounds of the historic Casa Grande (former home of the mine superintendents). Enjoy live music, lunch, and a tour of historic Hacienda cemetery.

When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 11:00am

Where: New Almaden Casa Grande, 21520 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120

Cost: The event is free. Lunch is $15. Click Here to RSVP for lunch.

For more information, contact Tere Johnson at (408) 406-3001.

Almaden Quicksilver County Park – October 2019 Events

Almaden Quicksilver County ParkIf you enjoy nature and are interested in knowing first-hand the history of Almaden Valley, this is a great time to head to the Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Starting this weekend, there are some interesting events organized by the New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association (NAQCPA) in partnership with the Santa Clara County Parks Department.

Here’s a synopsis of the events:

Saturday, October 12, 2019: A celebration of Pioneer Day, from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, at the Casa Grande. The NAQCPA has held their annual Pioneer Day celebrations in the Almaden Quicksilver County Park for 34 years. Pioneer Day began with the purpose of sharing mining stories and meeting with former New Almaden miners who remembered the place. Today it has evolved into an event to showcase historic sites and current projects in the park.

Saturday, October 26, 2019: Quicksilver History Hike from 9:00am-12:00pm. The Quicksilver History Hike is a docent led hike of moderate intensity to historic mining sites within the park.

Sunday, October 27, 2019: Whoppers and Ghostly Tales of New Almaden at the park from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Want to learn about the ghosts of New Almaden? Come over for an evening of ghostly stories about the Almaden Quicksilver mines narrated by a docent as you tour the historic 1854 Casa Grande. Meet at the Casa Grande front entrance. Reservations online or (408) 355-2240.

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2011 Pioneer Day in New Almaden Quicksilver County Park

New Almaden Quicksilver County Park - Pioneer DayPioneer Day offers fun for the whole family. Learn how the Pioneers lived back in the quicksilver mining heyday of the mid nineteenth century.

Festivities include entertainment, history, activities, children’s games, food, and speeches. This year’s Pioneer Day will also celebrate the opening of the new Outdoor Museum at New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum.

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2010 Pioneer Day & Casa Grande Re-Opening in New Almaden – UPDATED 2022

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. [EVENT IS CLOSED]

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

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