News from the Fort

Docent Spotlight: Joan Cochrane

Docent Spotlight: Joan Cochrane

Howdy Hoover has been a docent at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) since 1987 and has volunteered over 6,417 hours of service! Get to know more about your docents and volunteers at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park…

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In-Memoriam: Carolyn Elder and Ron Leineke

In-Memoriam: Carolyn Elder and Ron Leineke

It is with great sadness that we dedicate this page to the passing of two very important partners and supporters of Friends of Sutter's Fort. Their friendship and talents will be missed by all of us at Friends of Sutter's Fort and California State Parks. We are very...

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Docent Spotlight: Judy Prey

Docent Spotlight: Judy Prey

Judy Prey has been a docent at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) since 1984 and has volunteered a whopping 14,772 hours of service at the park! Get to know more about your docents and volunteers at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park in our most recent Docent Spotlight…

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It’s More than a Donation, It’s a Difference

It’s More than a Donation, It’s a Difference

Donors made an incredible impact on our efforts at Sutter's Fort SHP in 2019. Together we: Provided over $3,400 in financial assistance to schools participating in the 2019-2020 Environmental Living (ELP) and Environmental Studies (ESP) programs. See a full listing of...

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Docent Spotlight: Cathy Wilson

Docent Spotlight: Cathy Wilson

Cathy Wilson has been a docent at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) since 2016 and has volunteered over 575 hours of service at the park! Get to know more about your docents and volunteers at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park…

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A Successful Sunset & Strings Jamboree

A Successful Sunset & Strings Jamboree

Our inaugural Sunset & Strings on Thursday, September 19 was a night to remember, as the New World String Project delighted attendees with an eclectic array of music featuring instruments such as the cittern, nyckelharpa, fiddle. and harp. It was truly a delight...

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Helping Make Memories One Student at a Time

Helping Make Memories One Student at a Time

Each year, our generous donors contribute to our Field Trip Fund - which is used to help schools overcome financial barriers they experience participating in the Environmental Living (ELP) and Environmental Studies (ESP) programs at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park....

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Docent Spotlight: David Stare

Docent Spotlight: David Stare

David Stare has been a docent at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) since 2012 and has volunteered over 2,083 hours of service at the park! Get to know more about your docents and volunteers at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park…

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Thank You for Your Amazing Messages of Thanks!

Thank You for Your Amazing Messages of Thanks!

Thank you for helping us thank the many wonderful docents and volunteers at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park (SHP) during last month's Docent Appreciation Dinner. Your kind words really helped make this evening a fun and memorable experience for all who attended. As...

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Congratulations on Your Retirement, Steve Beck!

Congratulations on Your Retirement, Steve Beck!

Friends of Sutter's Fort is happy to announce the well-earned retirement of long-time Sutter's Fort SHP Guide, Steve Beck. Since 1997, Steve Beck has worked a variety of positions at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park. Steve was the archivist for the Sacramento...

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