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Sutter’s Fort presents “Hands on History” event this Saturday

Don’t miss cannon firing demonstrations at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and musket demonstrations periodically through the day!

As part of a special and continuing interactive program, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park will present a special “Hands on History: Trappers, Trades, and Treaties” event this Saturday, January 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors to the Fort will step back in time to the 1840s to learn why trappers were considered “jacks of many trades” and experience how they lived, worked, explored new territory and traded with local Native Americans. Fort visitors will enjoy watching docent-led musket demonstrations and learn about many fascinating aspects in the life of a trapper. Fort visitors will also have the hands-on opportunity to examine fur pelts, create documents with a quill pen and oak gall ink, and string trade beads.

For more information about this “Hands on History” event, or other events and activities at Sutter’s Fort, call 916-445-4422 or visit www.suttersfort.org

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Traci Rockefeller Cusack

Traci Rockefeller Cusack has 25+ years of media and public relations experience.  Her work experience includes News10 (ABC) as Promotion Manager from 1989-1998 (where she developed and launched “Coats for Kids’ Sake,” a winter coat drive that lasted 20+ years plus coordinated Oprah Winfrey’s first ever visit to Sacramento) and Fleishman-Hillard as Vice President from 1998-2005 (where she led the wildly successful statewide “California Grown” program and also produced the five-minute video that played on the Jumbotron on Opening Day at Pac Bell Park). In 2007, she launched T-Rock Communications and currently handles a wide range of marketing activities for a number of top-notch organizations.

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