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).

January 11, 2017

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING

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

January 14, 2017

PARLOR SINGERS AND SOCIAL HOUR

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.

 

January 14, 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.

January 28, 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.

This month’s Project Work Day will be Duck Tape Dress Form. The supplies needed are 2 rolls of duck tape and a long sleeve form-fitting shirt.

February 15, 2017

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING

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

February 18, 2017

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

OSLH General Membership meeting 11:00 am – 12:00pm in the Stanford Gallery.

Topics include upcoming events, programs, and learning opportunities.

February 18, 2017

SWEETHEART VICTORIAN TEA

The Annual OSLH Victorian Tea will be held on Saturday February 18, 2017 in the Stanford Gallery from 1pm -3pm.

A proper tea is held in the afternoon to display Victorian customs and traditions present in the 19th century. The public is invited to observe the event and ask re-enactors questions about life during this era.  There will be a small crafts area for children.

Interested in joining OSLH re-enactors?  This is the perfect event to attend if you are interested in joining the program.  OSLH welcomes new members throughout the year, but many members will be in attendance at the tea to answer your questions.

 

 

February 25, 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.

This month’s Project Work Day will be Bonnets.

March 9, 2017

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING

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

March 11, 2017

PARLOR SINGERS AND SOCIAL HOUR

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.

March 11, 2017

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.

March 25, 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.

This month’s Project Work Day will be Bonnets.