Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site
Unveils New Digital Film

Photo: In attendance at a special unveling were Michelle Bonner, Becky Marshall, DNR Commissioner Noel Holcomb, Angie Johnson and Frankie Mewborn.

April 2008 -- The Dahlonega Gold Museum is proud to announce its new high-definition film “America’s First Gold Rush.” The new film is an action-packed rendering of the discovery of gold in the north Georgia mountains. Benjamin Parks begins the tale of his accidental discovery of gold in 1828, and several new characters carry you through an adventurous journey to present day. The historic interviews with Robert Jenkins, John Crisson, Marion Boatfield and others have been digitized and add a nostalgic feel to this 17-minute film.

Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site, housed in Georgia’s oldest surviving courthouse, offers exhibits about the gold rush history of Dahlonega and the United States Branch Mint.

July 2008 -- "America's First Gold Rush" received a bronze Telly Award.

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