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At the October Rededication the California Department of Parks and Recreation honored two members of the Friends of Allensworth for their dedication to California State Parks.
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.
On August 1st, ReserveCalifornia™, the California State parks new, faster, easier reservation system went live. Between now and March 2018 they will phase in the ability to view the real-time reservation inventory, website trip planning and expanded payment options that includes state-of-the-art computerized point-of-sale and fee collection equipment that will allow debit and credit card payments at more locations.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.