The barn will be open for a guided tour on Sunday May 28, 2017 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Come and see the inside of the barn (normally closed to the public) and learn about pioneer life in the 1880s. The tour includes a walk through the homestead, along a former gold mining ditch and along the California to Oregon stage road. Sturdy shoes are recommended for the walk.
A group of volunteers turned out on Sunday afternoon on May 21 to prepare the barn and trail for the Memorial day weekend visitors. The group cleared weeds around the barn, cut small trees along the interpretive trail, removed barbed wire, and cleaned the inside of the barn.
The next volunteer workday has been scheduled for Sunday May 21 at 1 pm to 3 pm. The plan is to clear the temporary interpretive trail by weed whacking an removing some small trees in the path of the permanent interpretive trail. Another item is to clean the inside of the barn by removing straw.
All are welcome and bring string trimmers, rakes, hand tools, and chain saws. Proper attire is sensible long pants, closed toe shoes and suitable personal protective equipment for hand and power tools.