News from the Fort

Thank You Native Sons of the Golden West!

Thank You Native Sons of the Golden West!

We are pleased to share that the Sunset Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West has made a commitment to help Friends of Sutter’s Fort and California State Parks preserve and protect Dolly for future generations.

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Docent Spotlight: Eileen Hook

Docent Spotlight: Eileen Hook

Eileen Hook (also known as Mrs. Talbott) has been a docent at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) since 1980 and has volunteered over 5,062 hours of service! Get to know more about your docents and volunteers at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park…

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Special Membership Offer!

Special Membership Offer!

In honor of Museum Membership Month, we are offering an extra 2 months of membership FREE when you join by March 31st. Memberships start at just $30 annually and include many benefits. Find out more here…

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Docent Spotlight: Carol Toyama

Docent Spotlight: Carol Toyama

Carol Toyama (also known as Ironhead) has been a docent at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) for 12 years and has volunteered over 2730 hours of service. Get to know more about your docents and volunteers at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park…

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Schedule Your 2019-2020 Educational Program

Schedule Your 2019-2020 Educational Program

Registration is now open for the 2019-2020 School Educational Programs at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park (SHP) - help us spread the word!  Friends of Sutter's Fort is proud to support these renowned educations programs, which are managed by California State Parks....

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Docent Spotlight: Bill Pickering

Docent Spotlight: Bill Pickering

Bill Pickering (also known as Grizzly Bill) has been a docent at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) for 10 years and has volunteered over 5250 hours of service. Get to know more about your docents and volunteers at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park…

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Challenge Yourself to Read More!

Challenge Yourself to Read More!

Challenging yourself to read more is one of the best (and easiest) resolutions you can make for the new year! Whether you’re into fact, fiction, adventure, comedy, or fantasy, reading now is a great way to establish a hobby that will last you throughout the year.

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Docent Spotlight: The Ortega Family

Docent Spotlight: The Ortega Family

The Ortega Family – Sara (left), Audrey (center left), Laura (center right), and Ayrton (right) – are relatively new docents at Sutter’s Fort SHP. Together they have accumulated over 250 hours of volunteer service to the park, with each contributing 60 hours or more! Get to know more about your docents and volunteers at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park…

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Light Art Grand Tour USA

Light Art Grand Tour USA

We were thrilled to have thousands of people join us and California State Parks to see Sutter's Fort in a new light when renowned Swiss light artist, Gerry Hofstetter, illuminated Sutter's Fort as part of his multi-year, 50 state tour. Sutter's Fort SHP is the only...

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