Even before the Gold Rush Sutter's Fort was a lively community with a diverse populace. The next "Hands on History" day makes that pre-1848 era come alive with reenactments, demonstrations and performance.
Saturday the Fort and the Indian Museum will partner to give visitors the opportunity to experience the games, crafts, clothing and food of various early peoples. They'll see demonstrations of period weapons, soapstone carving, basket-making and acorn preparation, and have a chance to try out bead stringing and doll making.
In addition, the cultural group Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento will perform traditional Mexican dances.
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: July 21, 10 to 5 p.m. 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).
For more info: 916-445-4422 or visit Sutter's Fort website or 916-324-0971 or visit State Indian Museum website
PHOTO CREDIT: Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento. Courtesy of Fairytale Town