Sutter's Fort SHP -- Hands on History: Harvest - the Real Gold in California -- September 21, 2013
Park: Sutter's Fort SHP
What: "Hands on History: Harvest - the Real Gold in California"
Where: Sutter's Fort State Historic Park, 2701 L Street, Midtown, Sacramento
When: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: Fort hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.* (open daily); Cannon firing demonstrations: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.; Musket demonstrations periodically throughout the day
Cost: $7 per adult (18 and older), $5 per youth (ages 6-17); free for children 5 and under
For More: Call 916-445-4422 or visit www.suttersfort.org
As part of an ongoing focus to provide high-energy, interactive and educational activities, Sutter's Fort State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to present a special "Hands on History: Harvest - the Real Gold in California" event on September 21 scheduled to coincide with the culinary-focused "Feast at the Fort" fundraising event happening that same evening (ticketed separately). When John Sutter first arrived in California in 1839, his dream was to build an agricultural empire. While it took many years for California's agricultural industry to recover from the impacts of the Gold Rush, it is now one of the primary breadbaskets of the world. Fort guests are invited to step back in time during the next "Hands on History" event that celebrates harvest time at the Fort. Visitors will help thresh and winnow wheat, turn the stones on the grist mill, make rope, sling a lariat and learn to use a lasso. Guests can also make an eye-opening trip to the doctor to learn how a cut arm, bruised head, or swollen check was treated. There will also be hands-on activities for young and old and history hunts to complete and earn a free coloring book. In addition, there will be a display of guns and weapons from the Gold Rush era and demonstrations of black powder weaponry in action -- including the crowd-favorite firing of Sutter's cannon. Sutter's Fort is open daily and more information is available at 916-445-4422 or www.suttersfort.org.
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