Tour the Bowerman Barn and homestead on Memorial weekend. The Bowerman Barn, located in northern Trinity County, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The barn is normally closed to the public, but will be open Sunday, May 26, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Guides will describe pioneer life in the 1880’s. Join them for a free tour and learn about the life of early settlers of Trinity County. Imagine living along the main transportation route between California and Oregon, housing teamsters and their mules, selling butter and beef to miners and exploring the Trinity Alps. 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.
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.
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.
Docent guided tours will be available at the Bowerman Barn and Ranch on Saturday July 2nd from 1 to 3 pm.
We invite you to visit the Bowerman Barn and Ranch as guides describe pioneer life in the 1880’s.
Imagine living along the main transportation route between California and Oregon, housing team-sters and their mules, selling butter and beef to miners and exploring the Trinity Alps. Join us and learn about the life of these early settlers of Trinity County.
We invite you to visit the Bowerman Barn and Ranch as guides describe pioneer life in the 1880’s on Saturday, May 28th from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm and Sunday, May 29th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
During the docent guided tour times, the barn will be open and visitors are invited to view the interior. The walking tour around the barn is over uneven ground and sturdy shoes are recommended. There is no charge for the tour.
The Forest Service mules are back in the Bowerman pasture in preparation for the summer season.
Volunteers are needed for the next work day on Sunday May 22 from 1 pm to 3 pm to layout the interpretive trail. The work will consist of weed-whacking, cutting branches, raking etc. to make a nicer trail for the upcoming Memorial day weekend docent tour events. 1 pm is the safety briefing and the finish up will be about 3 pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Inspired by the popularity of the tours over the Memorial Day weekend, Barn and Ranch area tours will again be offered on Friday July 3rd and Sunday July 5th between 11 am and 1 pm. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
There is going to be a volunteer work day on Saturday, May 30th at 10 am. We will meet at 9:30 am for the safety talk, coffee and doughnuts. We will be removing more small trees downhill from the cemetery to restore the view into the Alps.
The next workday is rescheduled for February 21, 2015 at 1pm, due to the forecast of much needed rain for the original date, February 7. The work will focus on fruit tree pruning.