Historical Resources for Teachers and Researchers
Resources to help Prepare for School Trips to Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park
As teachers and parents prepare to bring students to Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, they often contact us to ask for information. The following are just some of the resources that may help you and your students. In addition, we encourage you to contact Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park directly at 916-442-4966.
Books & Resources available from Friends of Sutter’s Fort
Friends of Sutter’s Fort operate the Trade Store within Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, with all proceeds going back into supporting our efforts of preserving the historic structures and artifacts, and funding Sutter’s Fort educational programming.
In addition, we have some items for sale online including:
Books/ Resource Manuals
- Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park Costume Manual
- Sutter’s Fort Audio Transcript
- A Taste of the Fort: Recipes from the Kitchen of Sutter’s Fort by Geri Royer
- Rise, Ruin & Restoration: A History of Sutter’s Fort by Cheryl Stapp
- This is my Establishment – a coloring book available in English and Spanish
Materials for ELP/ESP Stations
The Friends of Sutter’s Fort has the following materials available for purchase for your ELP/ESP stations:
- Period Appropriate Nails for Carpentry Projects
- Wax and Wick Kits
- Leather Rounds
Please call the Sutter’s Fort Museum Store at 916-442-4966 to reserve your supplies and for current pricing.
California State Parks provides the Environmental Living Program (ELP) or Environmental Studies Program Station Handouts for download online here.
This reference will provide students with documents to research characters for their ELP/ESP experience. Some documents are available online, others can be accessed at the California Room in the State Library located in downtown Sacramento.
You can explore some of the unique artifacts from Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is just a click away! California State Parks offers an online gallery, which highlights the reconstruction of Sutter’s Fort in the 1890s. The online gallery shows artifacts once belonging to John Sutter, James Marshall and the Donner Party.