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  • FREE Park Admission

    In celebration of National Park Week, Pinnacles National Monument will be offering FREE weekend admission for the weekend of April 15th & 16th, as well as, the weekend of April 22nd & 23rd.

Homesteader’s Celebration Weekend

Homesteader’s Celebration Weekend Pinnacles National Monument is hosting a Homesteader’s Celebration on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-26, 2008. This event will highlight the interaction between local Homesteaders and the land, and emphasize the resourcefulness and ingenuity of area inhabitants in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Living History Demonstrations include:

  • Doll Making
  • Tin Punching
  • Ice Cream Making
  • Butter Making
  • Blacksmithing
  • and other examples of homesteaders activities

Descendents from homesteading families will be on hand to share stories and historic photographs, equipment and artifacts. See schedule below for topics, locations, and times.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

  • 10:00 am: Miner’s Walk, Chaparral Ranger Station, West Side
  • 10:00 am: Wildflower Walk, Bear Gulch Nature Center, East Side
  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Local Book Feature and Signing, Bear Gulch Nature Center, East Side
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Living History Demonstrations, Visitor Center, East Side
  • 8:00 pm: Homesteading Program, Campground Amphitheater, East Side

Sunday, May 25, 2008

  • 10:00 am: Nature Walk, Chaparral Ranger Station, West Side
  • 10:00 am: Homestead Walk, Visitor Center, East Side
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Living History Demonstrations, Visitor Center, East Side
  • 6:00 pm: Homesteader Evening: Pedro (Local Card Game), Visitor Center, East Side

Monday, May 26, 2008

  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Living History Demonstrations, Visitor Center, East Side
  • 10:00 am: Homestead Walk, Visitor Center, East Side

For more information about this event, please visit our Web site or call one of the event organizers:

Debbie Simmons 831-389-4579 debbie_simmons@nps.gov
Michael Rupp 831-389-4486 ext. 243 michael_rupp@nps.gov


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  • FREE Park Admission

    In celebration of National Park Week, Pinnacles National Monument will be offering FREE weekend admission for the weekend of April 15th & 16th, as well as, the weekend of April 22nd & 23rd.

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