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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...
A social history of clothing in Victorian London, and how the evolution of clothing has influenced what we wear today.Find out more »
Learn about popular 19th century women's hat styles, learn how to reproduce one for your own costume collection!Find out more »
Learn about the popular trends and fashionable customs for hand fans in Western culture during the 18th and 19th centuries through the 1920sFind out more »
Virtual History Happy Hour: “19th Century Footwear Innovations – Origins of the Modern Day Dress Shoe”
Learn about the history of 19th century footwear and fashion history, and find out which Victorian era styles have stood the test of time.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Join Amy Cohen, curator of "Tattooed and Tenacious: Inked Women in California's History" for a discussion on the history of women & tattoos.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.