Old Time Jubilee at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

Allensworth, California - A celebration of African American history and culture will take place at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park during the annual Old Time Jubilee on Saturday May 17, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The Jubilee commemorates the time of year when the carnival would come to the historic town of Allensworth, the only town in California to be founded, financed and governed by African Americans. Families and friends would come from all around to share in the festivities.

Today, as we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of California State Parks, visitors will be able to enjoy a spring day of entertainment on stage featuring gospel, jazz and drama. There will be time period children’s games, along with food including a variety of ethnic foods and arts and crafts vendors who’ll offer a variety of items to feed all the senses. Docents in period attire, some portraying historic persons, will also be in some of the 22 historic buildings for tours.

Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park is located approximately 42 miles northwest of Bakersfield on Highway 43. Park entrance fees are $8 per passenger vehicle, $50 for a bus with 24 passengers or less, and $100 for a bus with 25 passengers and more.

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