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The California State Parks Foundation is seeking volunteers for a workday at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. The Saturday, October 21st, workday will focus on dead tree removal and cleanup in the campground at the park as well as other needed maintenance. The work will be followed by lunch and a park tour for all volunteers.
Step back in time and visit Allensworth; a black founded, black financed, black governed town founded in 1908. Bring the entire family and learn about California’s only state park that tells the story of state’s black pioneers.
This year marks the 10th year for the Colonel Allensworth 5k Run Walk for Health! This year also marks 109 years for the founding of the town of Allensworth (1908-2017). The 5k will be held on October 14, 2017 and will begin at 9:00 a.m. Please join us for the 5k and remain the rest of the day for the Annual Rededication festivities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Friends of Allensworth is kicking off 2017 with our Black History Month Open House at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Join us in a celebration of… living history, interactive storytelling, and self-guided tours of the historic buildings: The Colonel Allensworth home, the two-room schoolhouse, the Singleton General Store and Post Office, and many more.
Prior to 1916, stewardship of Yosemite & Sequoia National Parks was the responsibility of the U.S. Army. In 1899, 1903, 1904 the job fell upon the 24th Infantry & 9th Cavalry, the Buffalo Soldiers. The 250-mile trek from the Presidio of San Francisco (Monterey in 1904) took 13 days, 15-30 miles a day. At the parks they built roads, protected the parks from fire, poachers, grazers, etc.