State Indian Museum SHP -- Hands-on-History: They Came From All Over the World - Before the Gold Rush -- July 21
Park: State Indian Museum
What: Hands on History: They Came From All Over the World - Before the Gold Rush
Where: Sutter's Fort State Historic Park & State Indian Museum, 2701 L Street & 2618 K Street, Sacramento
When: Saturday, July 21, 2012
Time: 10am - 5pm
Fort cannon firing demonstrations: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Fort musket demonstrations periodically throughout the day
Cost: Combo ticket prices - $7 for adults and $5 for youths ages 6-17 (children 5 and under are free)
Sutter's Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and the State Indian Museum are teaming up to present a special "Hands on History: They Came From All Over the World - Before the Gold Rush" event on Saturday, July 21! Many people don't realize that even before gold was discovered in 1848, the community of Sutter's Fort and the visitors to New Helvetia were already an incredibly diverse mixture of people and cultures. As part of this special day, Fort visitors will have the opportunity to sample different foods and beverages enjoyed by the various early peoples and participate in activities and fun games practiced by the many cultures. Visitors will especially enjoy watching the Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento dance group perform as well as see different weapons demonstrations. In addition, Fort visitors can participate in a variety of hands-on crafts such as stringing beads and doll making. Then, at the adjacent State Indian Museum, visitors will have the opportunity to listen to compelling guest speakers who will share stories and talk about the Native Culture of some of California's Indians, and watch demonstrations of soapstone carving, basket-making and acorn preparation. For more information please call 916-445-4422 or 916-324-0971 or visit www.suttersfort.org or www.parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum.
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