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).

December 7, 2017

Executive Council Meeting

The OSLH Executive Council are elected officials that help lead OSLH.  The council meets before the General Membership meeting to discuss upcoming events, programs, learning opportunities, and member concerns.

December 9, 2017

HOLIDAY BALL 2017

You are cordially invited to join Old Sacramento Living History at their annual Holiday Ball.  Saturday December 9th in the Stanford Gallery of the Big Four Building from 1pm-3pm. 

 

The event will showcase traditional Victorian holiday celebrations and customs. Attendees can expect to learn and participate in 19th century waltzes and line dances accompanied by live music provided by the local music ensemble, Claudia’s Kitchen Band!  Additionally, the Living History Parlor Singers will be showcasing their talents and Christmas cheer by singing Christmas carols between dance sessions. The public is invited and encouraged to attend and participate.

 

If you are Interested in joining the OSLH re-enactors, this is the perfect event to attend! Current OSLH members will be in attendance at the ball to answer your questions. OSLH is a volunteer program that welcomes new members throughout the year.

January 14, 2018

Parlor Singers

Join OSLH members before the general meeting to sing traditional songs and hymns from the 1800s.  This is a great way to socialize and meet members.  Singing takes place from 9am-10am in the Living History Center.

January 14, 2018

General Membership Meeting

OSLH General Membership meeting 10am-11 am in the Living History Center.

Topics include upcoming events, programs, and learning opportunities.

January 14, 2018

Take it to the Streets!!!

Join Living History Members as they take Gold Rush History to the public in Old Sacramento.  

January 20, 2018

New Member Training!

NEW MEMBER TRAINING!!!  All new members must attend two member training to become official members of the volunteer program.

Training will include a tour of Old Sacramento, information on character building and how to research, appropriate clothing for our period of interpretation, and much, much more!!!

 

 

January 27, 2018

New Member Training!

NEW MEMBER TRAINING!!!  All new members must attend two member training to become official members of the volunteer program.

Training will include a tour of Old Sacramento, information on character building and how to research, appropriate clothing for our period of interpretation, and much, much more!!!