Fort Ross Interpretive Association

The Fort Ross Interpretive Association was formed to promote the educational and interpretive activities of Fort Ross State Historic Park. Fort Ross Interpretive Association is dedicated to the protection of the natural setting and to the preservation of an interpretation of the flow of history at Fort Ross - Indian, Russian, Ranch. Membership dues and proceeds from the Bookstore sales assist the following programs:

- Park library

- Display materials

- Objects for the Park's collections

- Publishing and distribution of literature to interprete natural and historical aspects of the Park

- Continuing education for the park staff, volunteers and public

- Research grants for archaeological expeditions

- Ethnographic studies

- Surveys of historic buildings

- Restoration of buildings and contents

- Maintenance of the old Russian orchard

- Internships for Russian and American scholars

- Helps fund the Environmental Living Program where 4th and 5th grade classes studying California history spend a day and night at Fort Ross to experience Russian colonial life.

Special events:

Living History Day: Park staff and volunteers, dressed in period costumes of the Russian era, portray a typical day as it may have been in the early 19th century. Celebrated on the last Saturday of July each year.

Ranch Day: Celebrates life as it may have been during the late 1800s during the Call family period.


Your membership dues entitle you to:

- An excellent semi-monthly newsletter filled with articles by local and international historians and experts, plus up-to-date information on upcoming events and classes.

- 10% discount at the Book & Gift shop which contains hundreds of fascinating books, prints, posters, postcards, notecards, maps and gift items.

- Membership voting privileges.

Membership Application Form

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