Events: Sutter Creek – Annual AAUW Amador Home Tour2018-03-11T04:54:41+00:00

Sutter Creek Events

46th Annual AAUW Home Tour
April 21, 2018

church in jacskson, sutter creek ca

“Jackson: Tour Through Time” is the theme of the 46th Annual AAUW Amador Home Tour, held this year on Saturday, April 21st 2018 in Jackson CA, from 11AM to 4PM.

It’s also the public’s invitation to experience this tiny county where the Gold Rush extended into the 1900’s and where many cultures, traditions, home styles and historic renovations over centuries are featured in this year’s Tour.

Among unique sights are enormous structures used during the Gold Rush, fabulous murals in the first Serbian Orthodox Church in the western hemisphere, a 1930’s Romanesque Ione Brick home with perfectly preserved Art Deco interiors, and the abundance of beautiful homes on one of the first streets in Jackson.

Docents will lead ticket holders through five homes representing distinct periods, from a former miner’s cottage grown up, to a Fifties ranch home with salsa flavors. Five historic sites include Sherlock Holmes’ neighborhood and flat recreated in a well-known bookstore, the recently renovated Amador County Museum, itself in an historic house, and a sophisticated renovation of an historic hotel on Main St.

The tradition of an elegant tea with homemade cookies continues in the Civic Center where impressive murals tell the history of Jackson and Amador County. Our members’ Art Show will be located conveniently in the spacious Civic Center Patio just outside. Newly added to the festivities at the Civic Center is an array of impressive raffle baskets, provided by AAUW interest groups, individual AAUW members and non-profit organizations in the community, recognizing the importance and educational support purposes of the Tour.

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Questions? Contact Lani at 209-245-6052 or

This annual event supports the Amador Branch scholarship program benefiting local girls and women. We send seventh-grade girls to Tech Trek, a summer math-science camp and provide scholarships at the community college, upper division and graduate levels.

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“Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever. In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies.”  – New York Times 36 Hours

Yesterday & Today

The town derives it’s name Sutter Creek after John Sutter. Sutter as early as 1844, had in pursuit of timber, established whipsawing pits and an outdoor manufacturing business named Pine Woods. It was this area near the creek, which runs behind City Hall, that became the site of new and permanent settlement. It is told the settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when Gold quartz was discovered in 1851 and the became a major supply center.

Among other notable historic landmarks like Knight Foundry and the nearby Kennedy Mine, visitors should take some time to enjoy the historic wine country surrounding Sutter Creek. Wine production in the area dates back one hundred fifty years, when pioneers seeking their fortunes in gold found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes. Today Amador County boasts over 25 wineries and is famous for its red Zinfandels.