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Heritage Day 2019

Explore the Earth and sky at this year’s Heritage Day!

Hike, look at the stars and eat lunch, or you can enjoy a visit to the Stone House and

ancient archaeological site for free! See schedule and ticket link below!HD 2019 flyer 

Free kids activities including rope-making, lariat throwing, and leather stamping. Visits to the John Marsh Stone House, and the park’s 7,000-year-old archaeology site are also free all day!

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Gates open. Enjoy the kid’s activities, learn about the first Euro-American settler in Contra Costa and his 7,000-square-foot Stone House, and see the park’s 7,000-year-old archaeology site are also free all day!

– 3 p.m to 5 p.m. Join guides Ger Erickson and Harry York for a 90-minute hike over mild terrain. You’ll visit an old quarry site and take in a magnificent view of the State Park and surrounding hills! $20 per hiker.

– 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lunch is served — Featuring tri-tip sandwiches or hot dogs.

– 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m  Join Astronomer and teacher Jeff Adkins for a close-up view of the night sky! Enjoy the history and splendor of the Marsh Creek State Historic Park! $20 per person

To get your tickets for the Hike or Astronomy Night,

Click here!

Trust to host Astronomy Night

Photo courtesy of Mike Oria Photography

Photo courtesy of Mike Oria Photography

The John Marsh Historic Trust will hold its first Astronomy Night at the Stone House in the Marsh Creek State Historic Park on Monday, July 29 from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. Telescopes and star charts will be provided by our host, Jeff Adkins, director of the Antioch Earth, Space and Astronomy Center for Education (ESPACE) at Deer Valley High School. Mr. Adkins will also be an instructor at the soon-to-open Los Medanos Community College in Brentwood.

In addition to an expected meteor shower that night, Jupiter and Saturn will be up and clearly visible. Sagittarius, Scorpius, the Summer Triangle and many other bright constellations will be visible as well.
Cost is $10 per person or $25 for a family of three or more. Proceeds will go to support the Trust, which is working to build an Interpretive Center in the park, restore the 163-year-old Stone House, and open the park to the public.
Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants, as the site is a working cattle ranch with areas of tall grass. Also, there are no bathroom facilities at the site, so take care of business before you arrive. Use of flashlights will be discouraged to preserve star gazers’ night vision.
For tickets, click here.