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October 2020

History Happy Hour: Whispers From Beyond

October 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online
Free

Local paranromal researchers Alameda Paranormal and The Haunted Bay visited to investigate the rumors of ghosts, spirits, and other-worldly energy at the Camron-Stanford House. Using specialized tools to measure paranromal activity and to attempt to communicate "beyond the veil" these researchers went room by room in search for evidence of spirits lurking in the shadows. Join us for a great discussion with the research team! They will tell us more about their work exploring paranormal activity in the Bay Area…

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November 2020

History Happy Hour: Life, Death, and Locks of Hair

November 5, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online
Free

Venture into the world of 19th century hair work and learn about how locks of hair helped people affirm relationships in life and death.

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December 2020

History Happy Hour: Of Gin-Slings and Timber Doodles

December 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online
$10

Join us for a very special Virtual History Hour! We are slinging something a little different this time...
Together we will explore some common victorian era bar ingredients, walk through mixing cocktails using classic 19th century recipies (provided by the likes of Charles Dickens), and perhaps together we can solve the mystery of what exactly the mysterious long-lost recipe for the famed Timber Doodle cocktail might have been...

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March 2021

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

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

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

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April 2021

Virtual History Happy Hour: Fans in Fashion and Western Culture

April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online
Free

Learn about the popular trends and fashionable customs for hand fans in Western culture during the 18th and 19th centuries through the 1920s

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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
Online
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
Online
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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Free

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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July 2021

Virtual History Happy Hour- “Tattooed and Tenacious: Conversation with the Curator”

July 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online
Free
Banner showing three tattooed women from the 19th century.

Join Amy Cohen, curator of "Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California's History" for a discussion on the history of women & tattoos.

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