Cornwall and the American West

This online exhibition is designed to give a local focus to support teaching of the American West GCSE course but can also be enjoyed as an exhibition highlighting Cornish migration to America in the 19th century.

Our short film about Cornwall’s connection to the Gold Rush might also be of interest. Please note, this film was part of a Facebook Live series so we apologise for the quality.

Please note, some of these documents contain racist and offensive language. This does not reflect the views of the Archives and Cornish Studies Service.  We apologise for any offence that our inclusion of these words may cause.