Women's History Day - March 29, 11:00AM to 3:00PM
In honor of “Women’s History Month,” the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation is proud to present a special Living History event. Women’s History Day events will take place throughout Old Sacramento State Historic Park on Saturday, March 29. Dressed in 19th century period attire, men and women will show how men’s and especially women’s fashion has changed throughout the decades. Living History re-enactors will showcase their hand-made historic attire from the 1850s, 60s, 70s and 80s. The origins of “Women’s History Month” as a national celebration date back to 1981 when Congress identified a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1995, the celebration was expanded to the entire month and the tradition continues.
Easter Bonnet Promenade & Spring Ball - April 19
The Historic Old Sacramento Foundation invites one and all to dress up in your favorite Easter finery -- or other historic apparel -- to celebrate in high style during the 19th Annual “Living History” Easter Bonnet Promenade! Year after year, visitors of all ages come from near and far to take a leisurely one-hour stroll through the historic boardwalks and cobblestone streets of Old Sacramento. Women tend to get all dolled up in fanciful dresses, lovely parasols or colorful hats while attire for the gentlemen might include top hats, frock coats, vests, and trousers with a walking stick and watch fob (pocket watch) to complete the distinguished look. “Promenading” guests are also invited to enjoy a special Spring Ball featuring 19th century ballroom and period music. And for those interested in learning some fancy footwork, talented dance instructors will demonstrate and teach various period dances that include ballroom and contra dance. Don’t miss the spirited and free Easter celebration!
Participants will gather in front of the Sacramento History Museum at 10:45AM and the promenade will begin at 11:00AM. The Spring Ball will take place at 2:00PM in the Stanford Gallery (111 I Street).