Dia de los Muertos Celebration - Saturday, November 1
Finishing off our programs will be a large-scale Dia De Los Muertos celebration in front of the Sacramento History Museum on Saturday, November 1st from 6:00PM to midnight. Featured will be a procession and lighting of altar led by Kalpulli Maquilli Tonatiuh (Aztec Dancers), interactive community altars, pop up art exhibit, family activities, games, calavera face painting, vendors, and a music stage.
History Happy Hour- Thursday, November 6
Kick back with us at the Sacramento History Museum’s fall History Happy Hour! From 6:00PM to 8:00PM, guests 21 and older will enjoy beer, wine and soft drinks. At 7:00PM, a pub style trivia game will reveal the cleverest among us. Winning teams will leave with prizes, and guests will be able to view the museum’s exhibits as well.
This event is free to our members, costs $10 for the general public, and includes two free drink tickets. Tickets are not available in advance; admission is taken at the door.
Period Sewing Workshops and Historic Lectures - November 14-16
A weekend of historical learning and sewing are coming to Old Sacramento! Presented by The Sewing Academy and the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation, these programs will help hone skills in historic costume creation. There are fees to attend individual workshops, and registration is required by October 15, 2014. Please visit http://www.thesewingacademy.com/workshops/sacramento/ for more information and for a list of each class.
Holiday Ball & Pony Express Ride - Saturday, December 13
Old Sacramento will welcome the holidays to town on December 13th. The Old Sacramento Living History organization will be participating in a traditional Victorian Holiday Ball, complete with music and dancing. Guests are welcome to enjoy the festivities and can learn the fashionable dance steps of the time. Father Christmas will also make an appearance during the celebration.
Concluding the day’s events, the Pony Express will ride into town to collect the mail as part of their day-long ride through Sacramento, beginning in Folsom. Cards and letters deposited in the Pony Express mailbox at the Sacramento History Museum will be delivered and stamped by the Pony Express on their journey to loved ones across the country.
Join us in the Stanford Gallery, located in the Big four Building in Old Sacramento, from 1:00-4:00 PM.