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Docent Tours Saturday, August 31st 1 to 4 pm

Inside the barn

We invite you to visit the Bowerman Barn and Ranch as guides describe pioneer life in the 1880’s. Open to the public only a few times a year, the inside of the barn will be available for viewing. Come on Saturday August 31st between 1 and 4 pm and 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. Join us and learn about the life of these early settlers of Trinity County.

Memorial Day Weekend tours on May 26, 2019

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.

Guided tour Sunday May 28, 1-3 pm

 

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.

Workday: Sunday May 21

Interior of Bowerman 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.

 

Docent Tours on Saturday Afternoon, July 2nd, 1 to 3 pm

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.

 

Docent Tours on Memorial Day Weekend!

Inside the barn
Inside the barn

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.

 

Work Day Scheduled for Sunday May 22, 2016

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.