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Participation in the 5K Run/Walk by individuals like you, has provided vital support to the programs and mission of Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Below is a listing of some of the important ways in which 5K contributions have made a difference.


Cell Phone Tour: Visitors to Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park can now take self-guided tours enhanced by audio narratives accessed through visitors’ cell phones. Each of the park’s primary historic buildings has a tour marker with code located near the front exterior of each structure. Visitors can dial the code on their cell phones (or scan the QR code provided) and listen to a brief history of the building and its former inhabitants. Modern technology is helping visitors connect to the people, places and events of 1908 Allensworth!

Custom Puppet of Colonel Allen Allensworth: A high-quality hand puppet representation of Colonel Allensworth is the centerpiece of the park’s Puppet Interpretive Program. The Colonel Allensworth puppet provides a fun, interactive way to introduce young people to the story and importance of Colonel Allensworth and his namesake town. The puppet program is now a regular part of the annual Allensworth Rededication event. The Colonel Allensworth puppet also is featured in a number of educational videos on You Tube.

California Historical Landmark Plaque: In 2012, the historic town of Allensworth received designation as a California Historic Landmark. This designation recognizes the importance the town of Allensworth holds in the history of California, and honors Colonel Allensworth and the original Allensworth pioneers’ enduring legacy of self-determination. A bronze plaque was erected at the entrance to the park, noting the site’s Landmark status.

Some additional program support made possible through 5K contributions:
  • OnCell cell phone tour service
  • New interpretive signage in front of all buildings
  • Guided horse drawn buggy tour
  • PowerPoint projectors and screens (2) | Digital cameras (2)
  • Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park Coloring Book
  • Sacks, buckets, rope and trough for “Historic Games” program
  • Leather-working supplies and tools
  • Butter churn
  • Portable park display for off-site outreach and presentations
  • Period attire/reproduction clothing for staff and volunteers
  • Two portable “Tour Vox” public address systems
  • Restoration work on Smith House Victrola
  • Reproduction blacksmith hammers
  • Period wood boxes, bottles, and containers
  • Ink pens and ink for “Historic Penmanship”
  • Agents of Discovery educational game
  • Portable puppet stage
  • Animal puppets for “Campground Critters” interpretive program
  • Upgraded lighting in the park’s visitor center
  • Three portable shade covers (pop-ups)
  • Supplies to build child-size benches (12)
  • Victrola supplies (needles, felt, etc.)

The 5K Walk/Run will continue to support Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park thanks to your participation!


Here is a peek at a “wish list” of future support for the park’s interpretive programming:
  • Surface Pro 7 Intel i5 core, 16gb RAM 256 mem with keyboard for PORTS virtual tours
  • iOgrapher tripod for PORTS virtual tours
  • Ulanzi Surface Pro 7 tripod mount for PORTS virtual tours
  • Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headset for PORTS virtual tours
  • New 4” x 4” cedar posts for OnCell Cell Phone tour signs
  • Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park Junior Ranger Children’s Activity Guide
  • Junior Archaeologist Day activity supplies (screens, trowels, pin flags, compasses, rulers)
  • Restoration work on a portable Victrola in the Phillips House
  • Burlap sacks for sack races (12-24)
  • Historic Jumping Jacks game (7)
  • Hoop game supplies (4)
  • Telegraph machines (2)
  • Butter churns (10-12)
  • Silver polish

Click here to participate in this year’s 5K Walk/Run or to make an additional donation to Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park.



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