California History at Fort Cross
From the Rancheros to the 49ers, learn about the early days of California! Take home some treasures!
Nature Walk through the Native Village: See the wikkiup in progress as we talk about native history. Learn to identify local plants and animals.
Adobe Brick Making: An overview of California Missions with hands-on adobe brick making.
Gold Panning and sluicing: Find out how to identify real gold and learn the miner's panning technique.
Music & Hoedown: Folk dancing with jug band participation! One of the ways the town would gather together for some fun!
Tomahawk Throwing: At the end of a long day of hard labor, miners and mountain men would enjoy throwing a few axes.
Rope Making & Rope Games: Simple mechanics, some twine, and a little elbow grease is all it takes to make a rope! Then we'll prepare to be cowboys by learning how to lasso! And then we'll see who can win a game of tug o'war!
Mountain Man Camp: Visit the lonely camp with the lean-to shelter and help identify the different furs and hides.
Reptiles: Learn about some native critters and others that were traded from far and wide.
When: Wednesday, April 28th, 9:45 AM (Will last 3 to 4 hours)
Where: 4425 Hwy 78, Santa Ysabel, CA
Who: Members of any CFS support group and CFS Associate Members
Cost: $21.00 per person, payment must be made at the time of reservation.
This is about 1.5 hours from San Diego and the tour will last 3 to 4 hours, so plan for a fun filled day!