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Welcome to the Gold Trail Grange web site.  The grange encourages families to band together to promote the economic and civic well-being of the community and agriculture.  We are committed to fostering education and promoting social events to help build community in the Coloma Lotus Valley. 
view of the Grange from Highway 49
 
Business meetings resume! Come on the 2nd Wednesday of each month: November 8 at 7pm is our next one.

All are welcome to our Potluck Socials on the fourth Sunday of the month: Sunday Nov. 26 is our next one.

See the calendar for details. All are open to the public.

Contra dance Saturday Oct. 28

Contra Dance at Gold Trail Grange
SPECIAL DANCE - Come in costume!
Perhaps your favorite character from history or dress to represent your favorite era!! Please keep it 'non-scary' and 'family-friendly' since we do have many families attending with small children.

Time: Free lessons start at 6:30 pm and the dance is from 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Location: Gold Trail Grange (319 Hwy 49 - in the center of Coloma near the museum)
Parking: Parking available behind the Grange or along the road
Tickets at the door: $5 per person (Family max of $25)   **new lower admission prices!!


El Dorado Quilt Trail is at the Gold Trail Grange

The Quilt Trail Project, part of the El Dorado County Farm Trails, has a panel at our Gold Trail Grange! This is the "Star Shadow" quilt painted by Julie Castro. Check it out when you come to our next event, or just drive northerly through Coloma.

Quilt panel

Most of our  activities are in the Grange Hall at 319 Highway 49, in the center of Coloma.
Birthday party at the Gold Trail Grange
The hall, built in 1926 as a community gathering place, is a venue for a wide variety of presentations and forums. Groups and individuals may rent the building, which has hosted everything from exercise classes to wedding receptions, memorials and birthdays.

Each month the Gold Trail Grange has a business meeting and also sponsors community gatherings on a vast range of topics, from meteorites and native plants to League of Women Voters election information and Coloma history. Periodically, the Grange sponsors dances, with live music one of the attractions. The dances are part of a long-standing tradition; early-day Grange treasury reports enumerated expenses for food, orchestras and even floor wax. At one time the “Gold Pannies,” a can-can group made up of local women, entertained at fundraisers.


The market in action.The Grange is located along the beautiful South Fork of the American River that roars and meanders through the heart of the Coloma Lotus Valley, depending on the season.
 
 For more information, please contact us.