Mother’s Day at the Empire Mine State Historic park is a special time to celebrate mothers and grandmothers. The roses are in full bloom, the lawns are lush and green and docents in turn of the century costumes will portray the characters that owned and ran the mine and shaped Northern California’s History. Mine volunteer, Bev Skinner says there’s a lot happening at the mine cottage.
click here to listen to Bev Skinner
The Bourn’s were the owners of the mine in the 19th Century. In the Blacksmith shop Bill Blout says the Smithies will be making each mother and grandmother a diamond Ring .*
They’re not real diamonds but what was called a prairie Ring in the day. And all children are invited to pot a plant to give to their mothers and grandmothers. They will also have food available.*
The Park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the events will be running from
11 a.m.-4 p.m.