The Amador Whitney Museum

Aug 22, 2017
amador whitney museum

When staying at hotels in Jackson CA, there is much to explore in this city that is rich in history. While there are many places to visit, consider making time for a stop at the Amador Whitney Museum and learn more about the role of women during the Gold Rush.

The Amador Whitney Museum tells the story of the Gold Rush while focusing on the unique perspective of the women who lived during that time. Learn more about the history and culture of the Mother Lode region and how women of the past played an important role in the gold rush. When the Gold Rush first began, it was mostly men making the trip out West. As the miners found gold and made enough money, they decided to bring the rest of their families along. Once women and children began to make the trip out west, the fabric of society so too began to change. Homes and schools were built and women were able to become teachers. While the men were mining gold, women were raising families and teaching children the school curriculum. When you stop by the Amador Whitney Museum, you’ll learn the stories of the women who made the trip out West. Read their diaries, see an authentic wagon, explore what a miner’s lodge and school house would have looked like and more!

The museum is housed in the Kling Building, a building that is perhaps the oldest building left in Amador County. Used as a commercial space, and dating back to 1860, the space has been used for a wide range of areas including the Wells Fargo Drayage Company. If you are looking to learn more about the unique history of Amador County and to learn about the Gold Rush in a new and different way, a trip to the Amador Whitney Museum is just the thing for you. Stop by today!