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A Summertime Evening Edition of “Hands on History”


Continuing a popular series of interactive and fun “Hands on History” activities happening on the third Saturday each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park and Friends of Sutter’s Fort return with their latest upcoming event — “After Hours: An Evening Hands on History” on Saturday, July 21, from 6 to 9 p.m.

As part of this new evening offering, Fort visitors will take a step back in time to the 1850s to participate in crowd-favorite pioneer fun and games such as marbles, the game of graces, and more. Plus, Fort guests will have the opportunity to explore and experience history in a variety of ways, including:

  • Watch Dutch oven baking demonstrations at 6 p.m. 
  • Watch flint and steel fire making demonstrations at 6, 6:45, 7:45 & 8:45 p.m.
  • Take a 30-minute Fort tour offered at 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m.
  • Watch musket demonstrations at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy a campfire and marshmallow roasting activities at 8 p.m.

Admission to this special “After Hours: An Evening Hands on Historyevent at Sutter’s Fort SHP is $7 per adult (18 and older), $5 per youth (ages 6 to 17) and is free for children 5 and under (regular admission pricing is $5 per adult, $3 for youth). For more, call 916-445-4422 or visit 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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