What’s New at Sutter’s Fort?
February 1, 2014 (10:00 - 4:00) Sacramento Museum Day
The 16th annual Sacramento Museum Day takes place in the Capital City, presented by the Sacramento Association of Museums (SAM) and proudly supported by Umpqua Bank. A number of participating museums (including all Capital District State Museums and Historic Parks) will welcome guests free of charge this Saturday, from 10 to 4 (all participating museums close at 5). For detailed information about participating sites, and more, visit www.sacmuseums.org.
February 15, 2014 (10:00 – 5:00) Hands on History
By Land and By Sea: How they came to California! Emigrants came to California in one of two ways. “By Land & by Sea” explores the challenges of these journeys. What did emigrants pack for their journey? Is hardtack edible? Did Captain Sutter use ships on the Sacramento River? Find the answers by helping to pack a wagon or trunk, choosing how to come west, using a nautical compass, or hoisting a laden barrel, and learning from diaries and stories. Join the Navy and receive your pay in Stonington Bank $2 bills. Participants can help weave rope, learn simple knots, and create maps and other fun projects to prepare for the trip of a lifetime. Cannon demonstrations are scheduled for 11 a.m., 1, and 3 p.m. $7 per adult (18 and older), $5.00 per youth (ages 6-17), free for children 5 years and under. For more information please call phone (916) 445-4422 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/suttersfort