Volunteers Needed for State Fair Exhibit Honoring Legendary African American Frontiersman

SACRMENTO – Volunteers are needed to staff the James P. Beckwourth Exhibit which runs at the California State Fair July 11-July 27.

James P. Beckwourth was a legendary African American frontiersman who participated in some of the most significant and exciting events in the 19th Century American history including the fur trade of the Far West, the Seminole and Mexican War and the California Gold Rush. He is also the discoverer of the Beckwourth Pass and Beckwourth Trail. The exhibit will be located in the Counties Building-AgriFair Exhibit at Cal Expo. The exhibit is being presented to increase public awareness of California’s multicultural history.

A volunteer training session is set for Saturday, July 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The session will be held at the State Fair Administration Building. Volunteers receive free admission and parking to the fair on the day(s) they volunteer. Cal Expo is located at 1600 Exposition Boulevard.
For more information, or to inquire about additional training sessions, contact Michelle Crisp at (916) 538-6244.