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Seeking Volunteers for Allensworth Workday

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. Continue reading Seeking Volunteers for Allensworth Workday

10th Annual 5K Run Walk for Health

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. Continue reading 10th Annual 5K Run Walk for Health

6th Annual Allensworth Summer Family Day

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.
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Celebrate Juneteenth

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.
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Historical Setting + Live Entertainment = Great Getaway

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. Continue reading Historical Setting + Live Entertainment = Great Getaway

Volunteers Needed for CSPF Work Day

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. Continue reading Volunteers Needed for CSPF Work Day

2017 Black History Month Open House

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.
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Dedication of Buffalo Soldiers Mural

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. Continue reading Dedication of Buffalo Soldiers Mural