Join the Friends of Sikes Adobe and San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association for a day of living history – Sunday, December 1, 2019, 11am to 3pm! Battle Day relives the events of the bloodiest battle fought in California during the Mexican-American War in 1846, and Festive Farmhouse recreates an 1880s pioneer farming family’s Christmas celebration.… Read More »
San Dieguito River Park Volunteer Training November 2, 2019 / 1pm-3pm / Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead / 12655 Sunset Dr. Escondido, CA 92025 Become a Sikes Adobe Docent or Dust Devil! If you have a special interest in historical education, come be a docent at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead. Docents help convey what the pioneer farm experience… Read More »
Update September 16, 2019: This position has been filled. Thank you to all who expressed interest. —Original post follows— The San Dieguito River Park is seeking a long-term volunteer caretaker(s) who will live onsite in their own RV or trailer at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, located at 12655 Sunset Dr. Escondido, CA 92025. Please… Read More »
The year 2010 had many accomplishments for the San Dieguito River Park JPA. The David Kreitzer Lake Hodges Bicycle Pedestrian Bridge had won many awards, and numerous grants were awarded for habitat restoration and new and improved trails throughout the Park. Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead post-fire reconstruction was completed and reopened to the public on… Read More »
2003 marked my third year working for the San Dieguito River Park. I started out in 2000 working as a contracted Ranger Aide/ Maintenance worker and progressed to a full time Ranger later that year. As the park continued to grow and purchase the land needed to build the Coast to Crest Trail, we were… Read More »
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FESTIVE FARMHOUSE A Farmstead Holiday Celebration Sunday, December 2, 2018, 11 AM to 3 PM Remember colored paper chains, stringing popcorn, and making homemade ornaments? Remember the smell of cloves in oranges or mulling spices? Come decorate the 1880s Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, and make decorations similar to those of the San Pasqual Valley pioneers… Read More »
The docents and volunteers of Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead have a varied job which encompasses many different programs and responsibilities. Different tour groups and students of all age groups visit the site every month and their needs vary, educationally and interpretively. Students in the fourth grade who visit the site experience a program which is… Read More »
Through research into the ancestors of Zenas Sikes, who helped found the farming community of Bernardo and ushered in the first generation of commercial agriculture in North San Diego County, the De Anza Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) found that his forefathers had served in the American Revolution. The De Anza… Read More »
Reserve a seat for Valentine Teas today: http://www.sikesadobe.org/. Click the flier below for more information.