We are pleased and enthused to report that the Mountain Men are returning for the Summer
Children’s Program at the Museum this summer! The Sierra Muzzleloaders of Brownsville
have plans to set up camp in Howard Harter Park behind the Sutter County Memorial Museum
on Wednesday, July 16. The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the shade of the park’s
Last summer, this group drew in children and adults alike with demonstrations of firemaking,
flintknapping (making arrowheads), and other early day skills. Dressed in authentic costumes,
and with the trappings of typical mountain life, the mountain men show us what life was like
for the intrepid few who ventured into the wilderness in the early 19th century.
Some of the activities are hands-on experiences for the children, and all of them are
fascinating and educational. The program is free, and no reservations are needed. It is
suitable for elementary school age students, but the whole family is invited. Refreshments
will be served following the program. The Sierra Muzzleloaders volunteer to present
this wonderful program to our community, and we appreciate the work they do to promote
learning about history.
For more information, call (530) 822-7141.