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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.

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.   

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.

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! 

2017 Black History Month Open House

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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.

Dedication of Buffalo Soldiers Mural

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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.

5th Annual Summer Family Day

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The Allensworth and Alpaugh communities will have their 5th annual Summer Family Day at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 4 – 8 pm.

Juneteenth at Allensworth State Park

“I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free.”

Old Time Jubilee

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COME ONE, COME ALL, to the ALLENSWORTH OLD TIME JUBILEE.   When the calendar turned to May, mothers, fathers and especially the children of Allensworth eagerly awaited the arrival of the carnival.