Hand's On History
Living History Encampment
49ers & Pioneers Travel to California
Getting to California was no easy task. The overland
travelers often traversed the entire 3000 miles from the east coast to
seek their fortune. And, since everything they needed along the way had
to fit into their wagon, it meant that the family walked the entire
distance. There was simply no room inside the wagon once their
provisions were stowed.
Your school can have an entire encampment on site.
Everyone will be in period dress and we'll bring horses, wagons, and
lots of kid-sized boxes, barrels and flour bags so they can help load up
the wagon for the journey.
This can be a great learning experience and great fun for
your entire school. If you don't have room on your campus, we'll help
you find a nearby park or campground that can accommodate the program.
Call (916) 941-6394 today for details and to book a date.
Pioneers in the Classroom
Traveling Trunk Program
Bring history to life for your students with this interactive “traveling
trunk” presentation. Learn from a costumed Living History
volunteer, dressed as a character from Folsom’s history. Complement the
curriculum standards of the California Board of Education, with this fun
and educational program. Inspire the students and improve their overall
Pioneer Village Tours
Student-oriented Museum Tours