We are a team of dedicated re-enactors and history specialists who bring to light
the Pioneer History of California through first-person presentations, exhibits, written materials,
and events including hands-on Pioneer activities and demonstrations.
Our mission is to educate students and communities on the history of the California Pioneers
whose contributions changed California into the "Golden State". Our vision is to accomplish this in a fun
and engaging way! We invite all to step back in time with us and experience pioneer life!
take a step back in time with us
and experience pioneer life!
We present California's Pioneer Heritage in engaging and exciting ways through Demonstrations and Hands-on Activities at schools,
community events, and historic sites. Contact us and see how we can add to your events!
We offer the "California Gold Discovery Activity Book" and DVD for teachers and parents to supplement teaching Gold Discovery and make learning fun for students.
The hardwork, service and integrity of our pioneers are great examples
for us and future generations to follow.
Guy D - Re-enactor
A knowledge of our history is paramount if we are to clearly see the
path to a successful future.
Studying and knowing California history is a treasure that all people should enjoy.John B - Historian
We do many events throughout the year. Here are some past events and new events that are coming soon...
March 17, 2018
January 20th - Gold Discovery Day - Coloma
March 17th - Hands on History - Frontier Survival Skills - Sutter's Fort
April 5th - Trails West Convention - Reno, NV
April 14th - 2nd Saturday History Day - Coloma
April 20-22nd - Hands on History - Trader's Fair - Sutter's Fort
May 5th - State History Day - William Jessup University - Rocklin
May 5th - Clarksville Day - El Dorado Hills
May 12th - 2nd Saturday History Day - Coloma
May 19th - Display at Harris Center - Folsom
May 25-28th - Gold Rush Days - Old Sacramento (NOTE: Moved from Labor Day Weekend)
June 9th - 2nd Saturday History Day - Coloma
June 16th - Hands on History - Sutter's Fort
July 4th - Fourth of July parade - Carmichael
July 14th - 2nd Saturday History Day - Coloma
July 21st - Hands on History - Sutter's Fort
August 11th - 2nd Saturday History Day - Coloma
September 8th - 2nd Saturday History Day - Coloma
October 12-14th - Gold Rush Live - Coloma
April 22-29, 2018
October 20th - Family History Event - Placerville
November 10th - 2nd Saturday History Day - Coloma
November 11th - Veterans Day Parade - Folsom
December 8-9th - Holiday Open House - Coloma
April 22-29th - Gold Nugget Days - Parade Saturday (28th) - Exhibit & Activities at Gold Nugget Museum - Paradise, CA
May 24-27th - Columbia Diggins Event - Columbia State Historic Park
July 28th - Ship Brooklyn Commemoration - Celebrates arrival of the Brooklyn, July 29th, 1846 - Activity booths 10:30am to 6:30pm - Stage Musical at 2pm and 7pm - Visitors Center Art exhibit 9am to 9pm - Oakland Temple Event Center 4780 Lincoln Ave, Oakland
September 8th - Days of Living History - Gold Nugget Museum - Paradise, CA
September 15th - Ide Adobe Day - Pioneer crafts & treats featuring "William & Susan Ide" - Ide Adobe State Historic Park - Redbluff, CA
January 27, 2018
Old Town Mormon Battalion Commemoration
Date: January 27th, 2018
Location: Old Town, San Diego
9 A.M. - Mormon Battalion Historic Site Tours begin
10 A.M. - Parade
10 A.M. to 3 P.M. - Booths with historical hands-on activities
Info: No Charge event - lots of fun for everyone - especially kids!
Mormon Battalion Historic Site
Tours Daily from 9am to 9pm
2510 Juan St, San Diego, CA 92110
July 4, 2018
March 17th - History Day LA! - 9am to 1pm - Revolutionary War through Pioneers of 1850's - Asuza Pacific University - 701 East Foothill Blvd, Asuza
March 24th - Swallow's Day Parade - See us march as the Mormon Battalion Army of the West - the actual route they took - 9am to 1pm - San Juan Capistrano
April 21st - Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival - William S. Hart Park - Newhall
July 4th - Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial - 10am flag raising and re-dedication - Hill Street - Downtown Los Angeles
History Day LA, Swallows Day OC,
Pioneer History in SB
February 4th - Lincoln Pilgrimage and Re-enactment 10am-2pm - Abraham Lincoln Memorial Shrine - 125 W Vine St Redlands 92373 - Re-enactment includes Civil War and hands-on Pioneer activities
February 27th - Slide Presentation on San Bernardino Valley (Calif) Pioneer History 1-3pm - 25541 Barton Rd, Loma Linda - Sponsored by the Retired Employees of San Bernardino County
March 25th – San Juan Capistrano – Return of the Swallows Parade
March 25th - History Day LA! 9am-1pm Asuza Pacific University West Campus (Foothill Blvd West of Citrus - Covina) - Extensive hands-on pioneer activities
May 4th - Slide Presentation on the Pioneer History of the San Bernardino Valley; includes the story and photos of the modern-day Heritage Trails Wagon train of 2001 (Utah to Calif). 7 pm "D" Street at 8th San Bernardino - Sponsored by the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society
Gold Discovery Day,
Hands on History, more...
January 19th – Sierra Montessori School - Presentation
January 21st – Coloma – Gold Discovery Day
January 21st – Sutter’s Fort – Hands on History (Trappers, Traders, and Treaties)
February 2nd – Orangevale – Twin Lakes Elementary Presentation
February 18th – Sutter’s Fort – Hands on History (By Land and By Sea)
February 20th – Citrus Heights (Mt Vernon Memorial Park) – American Heritage Day
March 9th – Loomis - H. Clark Powers School Presentation
Hands on History, Trader's
Faire, Pioneer fun...
March 18th – Sutter’s Fort – Hands on History (Hard Working Women on the Frontier)
March 23rd – Folsom - Natoma Station School Presentation
April 7-9th – Sutter’s Fort – Trader’s Fair
April 27th – Forest Hill - Forest Hill Elementary Presentation
May 6th – Clarksville (El Dorado Hills) – Clarksville
May 11th – Georgetown- Georgetown School Presentation
May 20th – Coloma – Mormon Battalion Day
Columbia Diggins, Hands on
History, Gold Rush Days...
May 25-28th – Columbia - Columbia Diggins
June 17th – Sutter’s Fort – Hands on History
July 4th – Carmichael – 4th of July Parade
July 15th – Sutter’s Fort – Hands on History
September 1-4th – Old Sacramento - Gold Rush Days
November 11th – Folsom – Veterans Day Parade
Early December – Coloma – Holiday Open Houses
For more information or to schedule a presentation or event or order written materials, please leave your contact information and message below. Please indicate your city and county so that your request can be directed to our team members in your area.
If you have already attended one of our events or re-enactments please feel free to use the form below to submit any feedback or to leave a testimonial about your experience.