Welcome to the web site supported by members of the New Almaden Quicksilver Park Association. The Almaden Quicksilver County Park is available for hikers, equestrians and bikers to enjoy. The Quicksilver Museum displays life of miners in the mining industry, Ohlone Indians and residents of New Almaden. Founded in 1852 to mine quicksilver, most of New Almaden is now part of the National Historic Register. Many events are available in Almaden Quicksilver County Park and in New Almaden. Current news concerning the Almaden Quicksilver County Park, the Quicksilver Museum and the New Almaden community. Financially help the New Almaden Quicksilver Park Association.  Receive the NAQCPA Newsletter. Purchase books and other items that increase our knowledge of the Almaden Quicksilver Park and New Almaden. Many opportunities exist to clear trails in the park and to support the museum. Special projects need our support.  Donations are welcome. Have a question or comment?  We welcome your inquiries and suggestions. Search this web site or the World Wide Web for a topic with the Google Search Engine.

New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association


New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association, Inc.

NAQCPA accepts donations of time, effort, artifacts and money. At NAQCPA, our most valuable resources are the time and effort of volunteers to help with various projects. Since NAQCPA is a not-for-profit 501 3 corporation recognized by the state of California and the IRS, donations may qualify to be tax-deductible depending on your circumstances.    


To donate time as a museum docent, to walk students around the community, as an archives recorder, to clean up trails etc., call Kitty Monahan at 408-268-6541 or the park interpreters, John Slenter or Heidi McFarland at the New Almaden Mining Museum, 408-323-1107.  


If you have photos, books, magazine articles or other artifacts from or about New Almaden that you want preserved for future generations, please consider donating them to NAQCPA for use in the archives and in the museum. You will receive a receipt that identifies its value for IRS Tax deductibility purposes. To donate these items, call Kitty Monahan at 408-268-6541 or the Santa Clara County park interpreters, John Slenter or Heidi McFarland at the New Almaden Mining Museum, 408-323-1107, or bring them to the museum during visiting hours.  


Funds are important to purchase books and other artifacts that become available on the market, for special projects, such as the blacksmith shop restoration, preserving the map table, building new exhibits for the museum, improving the Archives computer and software, preserving artifacts and for many other projects. To donate money, please write a check and mail it to:  


      P.O. Box 124

      New Almaden, CA 95042  


We accept credit cards only on line and with the following procedure.

1. Link online to http://www.justgive.org If this is the first time you visit this web site, you will need to register with Just Give prior to continuing.

2. Search for New Almaden*(Include the asterisk)

3. Click on the underlined name New Almaden Quicksilver County Park Association.

4. Click on the button Donate Now. On this page, please leave these items checked: name, e-mail and address. We will send an acknowledgment of your donation.

5. Under Donate Amount: type in the amount of your donation.

6. Under Designated Donation, list the type of donation: Membership, Book Fund, Annual Project. Undesignated funds are placed into the general fund.

Click on Add to Basket.

Click on Proceed to Checkout.

Review the transaction. If acceptable, click on Complete Donation.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

For directions to New Almaden Quicksilver County Park, click here

For information about purchasing the NAQCPA wildflower guide and other books, click here

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