For the 17th year, history buffs are invited to parade in their best 19th century finery in Old Sacramento this Saturday. Onlookers will likely see women in fanciful dresses, lovely parasols or colorful hats, and men in top hats, frock coats, vests, trousers, walking stick and watch fob.
This "Living History" fashion show will be followed by a Spring Ball featuring period music by Claudia's Kitchen Band. Dance instructors will also be on hand to demonstrate period dances like the polka, mazurka, waltz and quadrille.
What: "Living History" Easter Bonnet Promenade & Spring Ball
Where: Old Sacramento
When: April 7. 10:45 a.m. -- Easter Bonnet Promenade participants gather in front of the Sacramento History Museum (101 I St.). 11 a.m. -- Easter Bonnet Promenade begins. 2 p.m. -- Spring Ball begins in Stanford Gallery (111 I St.).
For more info: 916-808-7059 or www.HistoricOldSac.org
PHOTO CREDIT: Joanne Hall, left, and Jennifer Barnhart, both are with the Old Sacramento Living History program are dressed in their 1850-1860s period dresses as they and others had their annual Easter bonnet promenade through the streets of Old Sacramento. 2001 Sacramento Bee photograph by Jose M. Osorio