Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

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The diversity of California, today, is rooted in the events Sutter’s Fort is connected to in the 1840s. Join our interpreter, Jared, and see that, by looking at the significant events associated with the Fort, we can see how and why John Sutter and other European Americans came to California, why the Fort was built, what jobs made the Fort operational, why the Fort was abandoned in 1850, and the impact the Fort had on the Indigenous population of the Sacramento Valley.

Let’s learn about how the diversity and complexity of Sutter’s Fort has left a lasting impact on how and why we study the past. This program is geared towards 4th and 5th grades but all participants are welcome.



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