Sutter’s Fort presents a “Hands on History: Hard Working Women on the Frontier” event on Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Experience what life was like for pioneer women in California’s 1840s.
Pioneer women did not live lives of leisure; women set up their own businesses selling eggs, milk, or baked goods.
See Dutch oven cooking demonstrations that include the sampling of bread from a recipe that dates to the 1840s.
Demonstrations of black powder weaponry in action will take place including the firing of Sutter’s cannon at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Author and historian Cheryl Stapp will give presentations at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
2701 L Street
Adult Admission: $7
Youth Admission: $5 (Ages 6-17)
Metered street parking (quarters)