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June 2020

Virtual History Happy Hour with Roland De Wolk: American Disruptor

June 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Camron-Stanford House, 1418 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Free

Join us for the first in our new Virtual History Happy Hour series. Author and historian Roland De Walk will join us to talk about his recently published book, "American Disruptor: The Scandalous Life of Leland Stanford."

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July 2020

Virtual History Happy Hour: The Family Historian

July 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Family Historian: Capturing and Preserving the Stories of Things So many of the things around us have stories embedded in them with the memories and personalities of those who made, used and cherished them. These stories are typically lost when the last person who knows the stories confuses it or passes away without capturing it orally or in writing. Simple tools can help take you beyond the names, and dates of your ancestors and into the stories of their…

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March 2021

Virtual History Happy Hour: Why We Wear, What We Wear

March 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Free

A social history of clothing in Victorian London, and how the evolution of clothing has influenced what we wear today.

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Virtual History Happy Hour: “Confections and Novelties: An Overview of 19th Century Hats”

March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Free

Learn about popular 19th century women's hat styles, learn how to reproduce one for your own costume collection!

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May 2021

Virtual History Happy Hour: “19th Century Footwear Innovations – Origins of the Modern Day Dress Shoe”

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Free

Learn about the history of 19th century footwear and fashion history, and find out which Victorian era styles have stood the test of time.

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June 2021

Virtual History Happy Hour: “Ina Coolbrith: Poet, Mentor, and Oakland’s First Public Librarian”

June 3 @ 5:30 pm
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Free

Who was Ina Coolbrith, and what is her connection to Oakland's literary history? Join us to learn more about this dynamic Bay Area woman with our guest speaker, author Aleta George.

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Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival @ CSH

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Camron-Stanford House, 1418 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Camron-Stanford House is pleased to welcome The Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival on Sunday, June 20th, 2021 at 3:00pm. Founded in 2011, The Trinity Alps Music Festival is celebrating its tenth season this year, with a series of summer concerts across California. On June 20th at 3:00pm, they will present a special live, in-person, outdoor concert on the shore of Lake Merritt in Oakland, in the gardens of the historic Camron-Stanford House. The concert is open for all to attend, with garden…

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August 2021

Virtual History Happy Hour- Arresting Dress

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online
Free

In 1863, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors passed a law that criminalized appearing in public in “a dress not belonging to his or her sex.” Adopted as part of a broader anti-indecency campaign, cross-dressing law became a flexible tool for policing multiple gender transgressions, facilitating over one hundred arrests before the century’s end. Over forty U.S. cities passed similar laws during this time, yet little is known about their emergence, operations, or effects.

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The Secret Garden: A Victorian Oddities Event at Camron-Stanford House

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Camron-Stanford House, 1418 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$10 – $35

The Menagerie Oddities & Curiosities Market is pleased to present the Secret Garden... Proceeds from this Victorian inspired fundraising event will help support Oakland's Camron-Stanford House, the last standing Victorian on Lake Merritt. The house, now turned museum, is a wonderful snapshot of a by-gone era with a detailed chronicling of what Victorian life was like in the East Bay.
Victorian Oddities Market: We've curated a special line-up of artists selling period-inspired wares, antiques, and collectibles.

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October 2021

The Haunted Garden (Halloween Celebration)

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Camron-Stanford House, 1418 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$5

Celebrate Halloween at Camron-Stanford House! Join us in our haunted garden for arts & crafts, music, games, and spooky family-friendly fun!

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