Down The Trail


Heritage and Music Festival

November 4th-10th, 2019

Would you like to attend?

Visit our Membership



General Meeting

(everyone welcome)

Sunday Nov. 10, 2019

Furnace Creek, CA


Fall 2019 Newsletter


Encampment Event




Dennis Harders

2019 President

~ ~Over Herd~ ~


NPS Centennial Keepsake Book

"The Passionate Creation of

the National Park Service"

by Steve Hale,

Historic Character Reenactor

Now available from:




"Death Valley - A Winter's Journey"

by Jackie Keller

Available Now!

The Water Hole


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Make a Donation

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Death Valley '49ers organization relies upon its members and the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations to provide needed support for our programs and operations.  Please join us in preserving Death Valley's rich past for the future by making a contribution today.

When you donate to the Death valley '49ers, your gift will help support us in our efforts to:

  • Expand public awareness of Death Valley and its environs.
  • Foster appreciation of Death Valley as a rare desert environment. 
  • Provide college scholarships to students from the Death Valley area.
  • Promote the history of the 1849-50 California bound Death Valley wagon train.
  • Produce the annual Death Valley '49ers Encampment.
  • Provide funding for Death Valley National park improvement projects.
  • Provide funding for Death Valley educational programs.

Your contribution will directly support our organization and will be applied where most urgently needed. Thank you for your contribution!

 Downloadable form will be available soon!


Commemorative & Memorial gifts

Make a donation to the Death Valley '49ers to honor a special event, such as a wedding, anniversary or birthday for a friend or loved one, and we'll send a letter to the person(s) being honored.

Give a memorial gift in memory of a family member or friend, to not only affirm your values, but also recognize that these values were shared by the individual being honored.

To make a commemorative or memorial gift please download this form.

 Downloadable form will be available soon!


Planned Giving

The Death Valley '49ers have received many of their most significant commitments in the form of bequests. We are deeply grateful to those friends who, through their will or living trust, make a gift to support the work of future generations.

Bequests are a flexible way to support our scholarship progam and/or the National Park Service Education programs while maintaining control of your assets.

If you are interested in reading more about how you can include the Death Valley '49ers in your will please read the document below:

Will Wording and Benificiary Designations