Sutter's Fort SHP -- Hands-on-History: Planting is Done and Harvest hasn't Started: It's time for Fun on the Frontier -- August 18
Park: Sutter's Fort SHP
What: Hands-on-History: Planting is Done and Harvest hasn't Started: It's time for Fun on the Frontier
Where: Sutter's Fort State Historic Park, 2701 L Street, Midtown, Sacramento
When: August 18, 2012 (10:00 - 5:00)
More Info: Call (916) 445-4422 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/suttersfort
Everyone needs to have fun. Long before computers and video games, imaginative games and contests helped lift spirits, encourage a sense of community and fun, and brought people together. Pioneer games gave people a chance to get together, helped children develop, and build lasting friendships or lead to courtship and marriage. This day is dedicated to fun and games of skill, such as barrel hoop races, the game of Graces, tug-o'-war, jump rope, even marbles and parlor games. But, not all the games were for children. Some of Sutter's card sharks will be on hand to pilfer your Sutter Bucks with games of chance such as Three-card Monte, Shut the Box, and the dreaded Faro Game. The miners squandered much of their money on fun and games and had to seek more gold to fill their idle hours. Guests will also be able to pan for gold—fool's gold! Lots of games and fun toys will be for sale in our trade store. Everyone who plays a game will win a prize! For more information please call (916) 445-4422 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/suttersfort.
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