The great Buddha mystery to be unveiled on Friday |

The great Buddha mystery to be unveiled on Friday

You may remember having read about it – in July of 2005, over 500 porcelain Buddhas were discovered near an historical Chinese site not far from Colfax.

Friday, the whole story will be told by Jim Bowers, who says he went in search of the truth and was truly enlightened by what he discovered. Says he, “It’s an incredible story about human nature, history, drama, greed and deception.” Music during the talk will be performed by Matthew Minh, a Gold Rush-era banjo and guitar player. During intermission, the Begin Family Quartet will play fiddle and family folk music from the 1800s. Eleven-year-old Annie Begin will perform a solo.

The story begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City. General admission is $8; it is $5 for Friends of the Foundry. Buy tickets in Grass Valley at The Book Seller and in Nevada City at Love Shack Records and the Foundry. Call 265-5040 for more information or go online at

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