Sutter's Fort Presents "Hands on History" Event this Saturday! | Arts & Culture
It’s “game on” at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park! Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: Fun on the Frontier!” event on Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Enthusiastic docents will guide Fort visitors in learning to play fun and interactive pioneer games and contests that went a long way in lifting spirits, easing tensions and nurturing a sense of community. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate in fun and friendly games such as barrel hoop races, the game of Graces, tug-of-war, jump rope, old fashioned marbles and even parlor games. Using skill and a bit of deception, some of Sutter’s “card sharps” will be on hand to try to pilfer your Sutter Faro game. Guests will also be able to pan for gold – fool’s gold that is! And, for those interested, lots of games and fun toys will also be available for sale in the Sutter’s Fort trade store.
For more information about this fun and engaging “Hands on History” event, or other events and activities at Sutter’s Fort SHP, call 916-445-4422 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/suttersfort