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Sutter’s Fort Calls Out for Volunteers

Sutter’s Fort Calls Out for Volunteers

Do you have an interest in Sacramento’s early history? Do you get excited at the idea of recreating pioneer activities like churning butter, making barrels or dressing in period attire? If so, volunteering at Sacramento’s iconic Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) may be just right for you. A new session of docent training classes will soon be available for those interested in helping to interpret pioneer California history to the public. To find out more information and meet current docents, a special Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fort located at 2701 L Street in Sacramento.  


Boaters and Floaters

Boaters and Floaters

Being prone to flooding, the city of Sacramento is no stranger to the awesome destructive power of water. Take a few epic deluges, add in some drunks falling into the river, mix in a few horrific steamship explosions, and bam, you're soaking in a tragic but entertaining tour.

Join us on Saturday, March 5th at 10:00 a.m. for this engaging tour. Free.

African-American History Tour

African-American History Tour

African-American soldiers returning from the Civil War found more strugles waiting for them in Caifornia. Meet their families buried here, andl learn how their fragile community was strengthened by bonds of church, school, work, family, and activism.

Join us at the Sacramento Historic City Cemetery on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m. FREE. All ages welcome.

1000 Broadway, Sacramento, CA

www.oldcitycemetery.com

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” on 2/20

Sutter’s Fort to Present “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” on 2/20

Continuing a series of popular, interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fort visitors will be delighted to see the recently completed restoration of the historic walls and gates plus have the opportunity to step back in time to the 1840s to understand the two different ways emigrants originally came to California -- by land or by sea -- while sharing the unique challenges they faced and what daily life was like during their journeys. In fact, Sutter’s Fort was once home to sailors who “jumped ship,” trappers who became overland trail guides because of the failing fur trade, wagon train parties looking for a new life, and soldiers who served in the Mexican-American War and whose services were terminated in California – 3,000 miles from their homes in the east. 

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers & Offers Special Drop-In Open House

Railroad Museum Calls Out for Volunteers & Offers Special Drop-In Open House

Fascinated by railroading history? Interested in working on a train? California State Parks, the California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) are now recruiting adults (18 or older) who are interested in volunteering to help communicate the West’s fascinating heritage of railroading and the California Gold Rush. For those interested, a special, drop-in Volunteer Open House is scheduled for Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stanford Gallery located at 111 I Street in Old Sacramento (next door to the California State Railroad Museum).  Volunteer applications are being accepted now through January 30 and will be followed by an interview process.

Rose Pruning Class

Rose Pruning Class

Learn everything you always wanted to know about pruning roses. The classes will be held on two Saturdays both at 9:00 a.m. Jan. 23: Repeat Blooming Roses. Jan. 30: Once-Blooming Old Garden Roses. Come to one class or both. All classes include hands-on pruning of the roses.