Sierra Settlers is an imaginary play installation where children can travel to Truckee on the train, shop at the Chinese Herb Shop for dinner, pick up their pots and pans in the blacksmith shop and reserve a room in the Boarding House. The exhibit theme is during the Transcontinental Railroad in Truckee around 1850-1900. The exhibit focus is on child development and learning through play. Each element is designed to help a child develop their social-emotional skills, fine and gross motor skills, and cognitive and creative development.
Thanks to major support from First 5 Placer County, Lahontan Community Foundation, Walton’s Grizzly Lodge/Stein Family Foundation, Martis Camp Community Foundation, Mountain View Construction, and Visionary Circle Members.
Special thanks to the exhibits committee and volunteers who created this handmade exhibit: Suzanne Montgomery, Ann Tavan, Ileana Vokel, Maggie Schumacher, Alice Meng, Jerry Johnson, Brooke Bishop, Susie Alexander, Mace Maciel, Spin Shaffer, Carol Meagher, Jen Parker, Karla Garcia, Mayra Colmenarez, and many helpers! We love you!