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Online Lecture: Klondike Gold Rush

Program No. 24359RJ
Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn about the Klondike Gold Rush.
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At a Glance

The Klondike Gold Rush, in response to the 1893 depression in the United States, is one of the most epic movements of people in history. It lured over 100,000 people to one of the harshest environments anywhere in the world. It is a saga of people willing to risk it all to realize their dreams of gold. Whitehorse, Yukon and Skagway, AK, are two cities that were the focal points to get to Dawson, Yukon, where gold was discovered in 1896. Many descendants of today’s Alaskans trace their ancestry to Klondike gold miners. Join our local expert, Jerri Roberts, as she explores the stories and events which left a long-lasting mark on Alaska and its people.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event. This free lecture is in loving memory of August Ferretti, passionate lifelong learner and Road Scholar friend.





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