Living History

Bringing History to Life!

Come join the early citizens of Sacramento City!  Experience Sacramento’s rich historic heritage with the characters who lived it.

The Old Sacramento Living History Program is a volunteer organization dedicated to keeping the past alive and educating the public about Sacramento’s history.  Using the backdrop of Old Sacramento’s historic buildings, members create a “living street museum”, performing throughout the year and recreating activities and events from Sacramento’s early history and the California Gold Rush.

 

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Be a Part of Living History
New members are always welcome!  New member training occurs twice a year.  If you would like to join the Living History Program, please download and submit the OSLH Volunteer Application.  Completed applications can be emailed to Zoey Jennings, the Educational and Interpretive Programs Assistant, at zjennings@cityofsacramento.org , or dropped off or mailed in to the Sacramento History Museum at 101 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814.

Have further questions?  Please contact our Members at Large, Pat Hutchings at phill@surewest.net or Jessica Kunz at jkunz241@yahoo.com.

Meet the Living History Executive Council
Lisa Praxel – President
Terry Melau – Vice President
Mike Tufts – Secretary
Janice Flowers – Treasurer
Member-at-Large – Pat Hutchings
Member-at-Large – Jessica Kunz

Are you a member with questions, concerns, or ideas?  Executive Council members are here to assist you with any and all Living History needs.  Get to know your council!

2017 Calendar of Events

Please note that dates and times are subject to change. Please check back as event date approaches to ensure date and time(s).

April 6, 2017

Executive Council Meeting

The OSLH Executive Council officers meet to discuss member events, programs, and concerns.

April 8, 2017

General Membership Meeting

OSLH General Membership meeting 10:00 am – 11:00 am in the Stanford Gallery

Topics include upcoming events, programs, and learning opportunities.

Spring Promenade and Ball

Come one come all to the annual Living History Easter Bonnet Promenade parade around Old Sacramento.  And then join Living History in the Stanford Gallery to learn and and participate in 19th century dancing!

 

April 29, 2017

New Member Training

New Living History volunteers will learn all about OSLH and and Old Sacramento and guidelines for being a reenactor

May 6, 2017

New Member Training

New Living History volunteers will learn all about OSLH and and Old Sacramento and guidelines for being a reenactor.

May 11, 2017

Executive Council Meeting

 

The OSLH Executive Council officers meet to discuss member events, programs, and concerns.

May 13, 2017

Parlor Singers

OSLH Parlor Singers meet the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9:00 am-10:00 am at that Living History Center and then will sing around Old Sacramento.

 

General Membership Meeting

OSLH General Membership meeting 10:00 am – 11:00 am in the Living History Center.

Topics include upcoming events, programs, and learning opportunities.

ELECTIONS!!!

Living History Members who have attended 10 events or more over the past year are eligible to vote during Elections for Executive Council members.  Elections will take place directly after the General Membership Meeting.

Swap Meet!

OSLH Members!  Bring down your unused costuming and props to sale to other OSLH members.  One person’s unused items are another person’s treasures!

The Swap Meet will take place directly after Elections!

 

May 27, 2017

Project Work Day!

This is a monthly meet up that focus on various sewing, fashion, and event projects. The meetings are held in the Living History Center from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

 

June 8, 2017

Executive Council Meeting

The OSLH Executive Council officers meet to discuss member events, programs, and concerns.

June 10, 2017

Parlor Singers

OSLH Parlor Singers meet the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9:00 am-10:00 am at that Living History Center and then will sing around Old Sacramento.

 

General Membership Meeting

OSLH General Membership meeting 10:00 am – 11:00 am in the Living History Center.

Topics include upcoming events, programs, and learning opportunities

June Encampment

Directly after the General membership Meeting.

June 24, 2017

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