Kenwood Library hosts Gold Rush Day

Published Aug 18, 2018 at 4:00pm

SHERRILL — Kenwood Library will host Klondike Gold Rush Day from 1-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20.

Attendees will learn about Skookum Jim and Dawson Charlie’s discovery of gold in Rabbit Creek that started the Yukon Gold Rush. About 100,000 “stampeders” headed north to the Yukon, with 30,000 surviving the treacherous trek to Dawson City and 4,000 finding gold.

Participants will pan for gold and shop in the Sherrill Klondike General Store, play the Klondike Gold Rush Game and more.

And at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, the library will host Campfire Tales, where attendees are encouraged to share their favorite stories or one written on their own. The event will be held weather-permitting, according to the announcement.