Did you know California became a state on September 9, 1850 – 169 years ago! So why not have a parade? The Native Sons of the Golden West, Columbia Parlor #258, sponsors a California Statehood Day Parade in Historic Columbia. The Native Sons have a tradition of preserving California History. The parade is one of those that started in 1876! Tentatively to begin at 11am

In Columbia you’ll get to see inside special exhibits, stores and residences not regularly open to the public. Docents in period attire will provide lots of information on the structure of their featured building, nature of its business and equipment, contents of store merchandise, or interior décor of family homes, along with history of the times for visitors. If you’re lucky, the gambling table will be set up on the boardwalk for everyone to try their hand at betting against a mining camp gambler. Bowl for free in an antique bowling alley next to the museum!

This park was once known as the "Gem of the Southern Mines." Between the 1850s and 1870s over one billion dollars in gold (at today's value) was mined in the area. For a time, Columbia was the second largest city in California!

Native Sons of the Golden West Upcoming Events

September 7th 2019

Native Sons of the Golden West

California Statehood Day Celebration Parade Entry Form