Spend a day imagining it’s 1846
How did early California pioneers prepare for winter? Take a time-travel trip to the Sutter’s Fort of 1946 and find out. On Saturday, Capt. Sutter, immigrant families, carpenters, bakers, spinners, trappers and others, portrayed by the Sutter’s Fort Living History Volunteers, will bring history to life.
The Sutter’s For Living History Program portrays a typical day in November 1846, when worries about the war with Mexico and the supply of food and warm clothing for the winter were of paramount concern. Food is running low with few men available to harvest the crops. Rumors of an immigrant party lost in the Sierra Nevada have Capt. Sutter considering sending a relief party to their aid.
Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, 2701 L Street, Sacramento, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for this special event. Call (916) 445-4422.
Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for youths 6 to 16 and free for children 5 years of age and younger.
California State Parks, in cooperation with the Sacramento Historic Sites Association, presents the Sutter’s Fort Living History Program.