As part of an ongoing focus to provide high-energy, interactive and educational activities, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) is proud to present a special “Hands on History: Harvest – the Real Gold in California” event this Saturday, September 21, at 10 a.m. that is scheduled to coincide with the culinary-focused “Feast at the Fort” fundraising event happening that same evening (ticketed separately).
When John Sutter first arrived in California in 1839, his dream was to build an agricultural empire. While it took many years for California’s agricultural industry to recover from the impacts of the Gold Rush, it is now one of the primary breadbaskets of the world. Fort guests are invited to step back in time during the next “Hands on History” event that celebrates harvest time at the Fort. Visitors will help thresh and winnow wheat, turn the stones on the grist mill, make rope, sling a lariat and learn to use a lasso.