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, Jessica Kunz at jkunz241@yahoo.com and Cindy Cook at Cindy Cook cececook@comcast.net.

Meet the Living History Executive Council
Lisa Praxel – President
Mike Tufts- Vice President
Mike McCormack- Secretary
Buffy Tufts – Treasurer
Member-at-Large – Jessica Kunz
Member-at-Large – Cindy Cook

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).

September 1, 2017

Gold Rush Education Day!

Gold Rush Days weekend will start off with hundreds 4th graders visiting Old Sacramento for museum programming and to visit 1850s Sacramento.  Tent city will be alive and bustling!  Roaming characters are welcomed too!  10am- 3pm

September 2, 2017

GOLD RUSH DAYS!!!

Gold Rush Days begins and the public is officially welcomed to take part in this historic event.  Thousands will visit 1850s Sacramento for tent city, gold panning, live street entertainment, and to chart will early Sacramentans!

September 13, 2017

OSLH Executive Council Meeting

The OSLH Exective Council get together to discuss upcoming events and member concerns.

September 16, 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.

 

September 16, 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.

September 16, 2017

Ghost Tours Script Read Through

Interested in taking part in the annual OSLH Ghost Tours?  Then come on out to the OSLH Center in Old Sacramento at 11am-12pm.  Scripts will be provided, and parts will be assigned on this day.   The read through will take place directly after the General membership meeting.

September 23, 2017

Ghost Tours Rehearsal

We have the script, and parts are assigned.  Now it’s time to act!!!  This will be the first Ghost Tours rehearsal.  Participants will have the chance to practice their lines and work with others in their scene.   10am-2pm

September 30, 2017

Ghost Tours Rehearsal

We have the script, and parts are assigned.  Now it’s time to act!!!  This will be the second Ghost Tours rehearsal.  Participants will have the chance to practice their lines and work with others in their scene. 10am-2pm

October 5, 2017

OSLH Executive Council Meeting

The OSLH Exective Council get together to discuss upcoming events and member concerns.

October 7, 2017

General Membership Meeting- SPECIAL

OSLH General Membership meeting 4pm-5pm am in the Living History Center.

Topics include upcoming events, programs, and learning opportunities.

October 7, 2017

Ghost Tour Dress Rehearsal

This is the dress rehearsal for Ghost Tours.  Participants will have the chance to practice their lines and work with others in their scene, and then will get in full make-up and costume and take part in a full run through of the tour.  5pm-8pm

October 13, 2017

GHOST TOURS!!!

Ghost Tours for the general public begin!!!   Tours run Fridays & Saturdays for the rest of October;  13th & 14th , 20th & 21st, 27th & 28th.

Tour leave from the Sacramento History Museum at 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm.