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).

August 9, 2017

Executive Council Meeting

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

August 12, 2017

Living History 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.

 

August 12, 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.

August 18, 2017

Gold Rush Days Orientation

Gold Rush Days is one of Old Sacramento largest events.  The districts transforms into Gold Rush town of the 1850s.   If you plan to volunteer you must attend one volunteer orientation.

This session will run from 6pm-7pm.

August 19, 2017

Gold Rush Days Orientation

Gold Rush Days is one of Old Sacramento largest events.  The districts transforms into Gold Rush town of the 1850s.   If you plan to volunteer you must attend one volunteer orientation.

This session will run from 10am-11am.

August 31, 2017

Gold Rush Days Tent City Furnishings

It is time to get’s things set-up.  This is the day that chairperson’s of tent city venues will have time furnish and prep their venues for the start of Gold Rush Days.

Tent city structures will be set-up on Wednesday August 30th.

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 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.