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6th Annual Allensworth Summer Family Day

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The 6th annual Allensworth Summer Family Day is Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 4 – 8pm at the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. This annual, event is a chance for the Allensworth community to enjoy a day filled with food, music, entertainment, water slides, and raffle prizes.

Outdoor Afro Visits Allensworth

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Several Outdoor Afros and I toured the “Historical Allensworth State Park” on a spiritual journey in going back in time to capture the success and anguish of the Allensworth Black Town Colony. We cried and cheered at so many elements as Black people on this historical moment, that each and every one of us was changed and inspired by Allensworth’s vision.  

Celebrate Juneteenth

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The Friends of Allensworth Interpretive Association and the California Department of Parks and Recreation invite you to celebrate Juneteenth at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Come tour the historic homes and businesses, shop in the vendor area, and enjoy live entertainment on the stage; gospel choir, youth praise dancers, and spoken word artist.   

Smithsonian Learning Lab

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The Smithsonian Learning Lab is a repository of authentic digital resources; more than a million images, recordings, and texts; that support deep, meaningful learning. Learning that “enables critical thinking, flexible problem-solving, and transfer of skills and use of knowledge in new situations.” 

Historical Setting + Live Entertainment = Great Getaway

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We invite you to bring the family to share in a day of living history, live entertainment and games. Come experience a 100+ years of African American history in the heart of California’s Central Valley. Talk to our docents as you visit the historic homes and businesses, and learn about the families that started this historic town.

Park Champions April 1st Work Day

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At 9 o’clock on Saturday morning a group of Park Champions met at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Lead by Park Champions Core Leader Stephen Van Lydegraf, they and AmeriCorps Team Silver 1 picked up their drop cloths, ladders, paint, brushes and rollers, and began painting the exterior of the Johnson Bakery. During Allensworth’s heyday, bakery owner, Mattie Johnson not only sold bread and other baked goods to the Allensworth residents, she also sold bread to the surrounding communities.

Secret Mission with Colonel Big Horned Owl

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Download the Discovery Agents app and let Colonel Big Horned Owl, dressed in his Union blue uniform with the infantry crossed rifles on the cap, take you on a secret mission for the Ministry of Culture. As you explore Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park, the Colonel will help you solve challenges at stops along the journey. Discovery Agents is a new, exciting and entertaining way to learn about Allensworth and the families that lived there.  

Volunteers Needed for CSPF Work Day

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The California State Parks Foundation is looking for volunteers for a Saturday, April 1, 2017, work day at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. The work day is from 9:00am to 1:00pm and will focus on re-painting historic buildings and other needed maintenance.

March 18th Docent Training

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Become a Docent at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park   The next docent training is March 18th from 10am to 3pm.   If you love learning, and sharing what you know with others, then being a docent at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park may be for you! 

A Dream Come True – Naturalization Ceremony at Allensworth

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On Friday, February 3rd, twenty-one people and their families gathered in the First Baptist Church at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. The families came to witness the final step in the naturalization process; the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.