News from the Fort

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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Haunted Fort

Haunted Fort

We had over 300 people join us to enjoy Haunted Fort this year, many of which told us that this was either their first time visiting Sutter's Fort, or that they had not been back since the fourth grade! We were delighted to have the B Street Theatre join us again,...

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Membership Changes

We have been working hard to strengthen our membership program, which is one way that you can support our daily efforts at Sutter’s Fort Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. Check out what changes are in store for the new year…

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Docent Spotlight: Joe Waltz

Docent Spotlight: Joe Waltz

Joe Waltz (also known as Captain Sutter) has been a long-time docent at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. His outstanding volunteer service recently award him the Volunteer Medallion – the highest level award given by California State Parks. Get to know more about your docents and volunteers at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park…

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Educational Programs Underway

Educational Programs Underway

Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is a premier destination for educational experiences in California and serves over 50,000 students annually. The following educational programs started in October and will continue, with the exception of the Trappers' Camp Mobile...

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Be a Park Champion

Be a Park Champion

A dozen volunteers helped us kick off the new Park Champions program at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) last month by helping us clean all of the tables and chairs that are regularly used by visiting students, parents, and teachers. It was hard work, but these volunteers knocked it out of the park and made all of our tables and chairs look better than they have in years! A BIG thank you to our new Park Champions!!!

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And the Awards go to…

And the Awards go to…

Last month Friends of Sutter’s Fort hosted the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to thank docents for contributing over 12,500 hours of service to Sutter’s Fort SHP in 2017.

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Tour by Chocolate: A Sweet Success

Tour by Chocolate: A Sweet Success

Our inaugural Tour by Chocolate was so much fun! Thank you to everyone who attended and to our amazing docent volunteers and staff that helped make the event such a delicious success. A very special thank you to our sponsors who provided an assortment of tasty treats...

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