News from the Fort

Public Hearing on General Plan Amendments

Public Hearing on General Plan Amendments

On June 11, 2024, the California State Park and Recreation Commission will meet in West Sacramento to consider an Amendment to the Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park General Plan. This amendment is crucial as it will formalize the changes outlined in the new...

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Friday Flow Outdoor Yoga Returns to Sutter’s Fort

Friday Flow Outdoor Yoga Returns to Sutter’s Fort

Embrace the outdoors and enhance your well-being! Friday Flow Outdoor Yoga at Sutter’s Fort has returned for another summer of free, community yoga! Yoga Moves Us leads these sessions, combining the benefits of fresh air and natural surroundings with mindful...

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Ah Foo’s Bamboo Hat donated to Sutter’s Fort in 1928

Ah Foo’s Bamboo Hat donated to Sutter’s Fort in 1928

It was through the It attainment of the James Marshall Museum collection from Ms. Kelley that Ah Foo’s hat came into the Sutter’s Fort Collection. In 1928, when the acquisition took place, the Fort collection gained over 2,000 objects from Ms. Kelley, ten of which belonged to Ah Foo. A hat, a pipe, a teapot, a dish for soy Sause, and a few other household items. Some of these items are on display at the Joss House in Weaverville and at Marshall Gold in Coloma today while the rest are kept here at our collection’s facility. Read more:   Ah Foo’s Bamboo Hat donated to Sutter’s Fort in 1928

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Through the Eyes of History: A Glimpse into Sutter’s Fort’s Historical Eyewear Collection

Through the Eyes of History: A Glimpse into Sutter’s Fort’s Historical Eyewear Collection

The eyeglasses within the Sutter’s Fort collection belonged to a diverse range of owners. The original catalogue cards provide some information, but often raise more questions than they answer. All we know about the ox horn spectacles is that they belonged to a “Chinese individual.” Read more:   Through the Eyes of History: A Glimpse into Sutter’s Fort’s Historical Eyewear Collection

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Sutter’s Fort Over Time: 1939 Golden Empire Centennial

Sutter’s Fort Over Time: 1939 Golden Empire Centennial

This black and white photos from 1939 was taken during the Golden Empire Centennial, a city-wide celebration of  the 100 year anniversary of John Sutter’s arrival in Sacramento. Actors fired up a re-enactment of the Placer Times print shop at Sutter’s Fort. The Placer...

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