Travel by land and sea

By From page B5 | February 14, 2014

Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: By Land and By Sea” event on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Through exciting demonstrations and fun hands-on activities, docents will help fort visitors understand the two different ways emigrants originally came to California — by land or by sea — while sharing the unique challenges they faced and what daily life was like during their journeys.

A special station will be set up with pioneer clothes where visitors can select outfits and have their pictures taken with the wagon or with another pioneer setting (using their own cameras).

More hands-on activities await fort visitors as they help pack a wagon or trunk, make choices about what to bring along for their “journey of a lifetime,” learn how to use a nautical compass, hoist a laden barrel, weave rope, learn simple knots, create maps with available resources and even join the Navy and receive pay in Stonington Bank $2 bills.

This event is at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park, 2701 L St. in midtown Sacramento.

Fort hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost is $7 per adult, 18 and older, $5 per youth ages 6-17, and  free for children 5 years and under.

 For more information about this special “Hands on History” event or other events and activities at Sutter’s Fort SHP call 916-445-4422 or visit

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