Hand on History: Westward Migration

Saturday, November 17th
10:00am to 5:00pm

Join Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) and Friends of Sutter’s Fort at “Hands on History: The Donner Party and Westward Migration”!

Fort visitors will have the opportunity to step back in time to learn more about the Donner Party and western migration in general.

As part of the next “Hands on History” event, Sutter’s Fort guests will:

  • Learn about the arduous journey
  • Pack a wagon
  • Write in their journals with a quill pen
  • Make a corn husk or rag doll
  • Create a pioneer souvenir item to take home
  • play pioneer games such as grace and bean bag toss!

In addition, interested Fort visitors are encouraged to bring a camera or use a smartphone to take memorable photos while seated in the covered wagon (which might also work as a unique holiday card this season).

Admission to the “Hands on History: The Donner Party and Westward Migration” activities are $7 per adult (18 and older), $5 per youth (ages 6 to 17) and is free for children 5 and under (regular admission pricing is $5 per adult, $3 for youth).

For more information, please call Sutter’s Fort SHP directly at 916-445-442.