Along the Sacramento - November 2012

Dear Friend,

Thank you for your support of the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation! Please enjoy this issue of "Along the Sacramento: History, Happenings & Hearsay."

Souls of the City – Friday & Saturday, November 2 & 3

soulscityLocal group Kalpulli Maquilli Tonatiuh and other Azteca dancers from throughout California and Mexico invite you to a traditional Velacion (song & music) ceremony and large scale community altar installation in Old Sacramento.  The ceremony will take place on Friday, November 2nd along the Sacramento River Platform from 8:00PM until 12:00AM. 

Saturday, November 3rd will feature calavera face painting, family activities, a pop-up photo booth, traditional music beginning at 4:00PM with a procession through Old Sacramento, Azteca dance and altar installation beginning at 6:00PM.  Special guests invited to the celebration include Ameyaltzin Fuentes Nava and Abraham Endoqui.

This is your last chance to take part in our Souls of the City program.  Don’t miss out!  Souls of the City: Dia de los Muertos in Old Sacramento is presented by Sol Collective, the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation, and the Sacramento Community. 


Mustache Day – Saturday, November 10

MustacheDayAdvertDepressed after Halloween? Melancholy before Thanksgiving? Don’t fret; it’s Mustache Day at the Sacramento History Museum! Join our very own mustachioed Underground Tour guides, Sheriff George and Dennis on Saturday, November 10th.

Visitors sporting either a real or fake mustache will receive ½ price museum admission and 10% off museum store purchases!  Dust off that lip toupee, comb that soup strainer, and come on down to the Sacramento History Museum!


Living History Training - Saturday, November 3 & Saturday, November 17

livingHistoryInterested in recreating the past?  New members of the Old Sacramento Living History Program are invited to training workshops from 10:00AM to 4:00PM on November 3 & 4.  Please contact Janessa West at for more information.


Underground Tours Continue

OSUOld Sacramento Underground Tours will continue throughout November for all those who missed out on the popular experience earlier this year!

Tours will run Thursdays and Fridays at 11:00AM, 12:30PM, and 2:00PM, and Saturdays & Sundays at 11:00AM, 12:00PM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM, 2:00PM and 3:00PM.  An Extended schedule will also be offered Thanksgiving weekend, November 23, 24 & 25 from 10:30AM until 3:00PM departing every half hour. 

Please note that no tours will take place on Thanksgiving Day.  Get your tickets online or by calling 916-808-7059.

Pony Express Holiday Ride

ponyexpressovalsm.jpgSpread cheer this holiday season the old fashioned way! Have your Christmas post cards carried by the Pony Express from Old Sacramento to Folsom, re-tracing the steps of Pony Express riders over 150 years ago. Each card will receive a special commemerative ink stamp showing they were carried by the Pony Express. The US Postal Service will then deliver them world-wide. Come by the Sacramento History Museum any time in November to drop off your holiday post cards. The annual Pony Express Ride will take place on December 8, 2012, and will pass through Old Sacramento at around 3:30PM.

Old Sacramento Business Discount Program

id you know that among the many benefits of membership to the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation are discounts to Old Sacramento restaurants and businesses?  Please consider supporting the following generous businesses this holiday season and all year round.  These discounts are only valid with current proof of HOSF membership, so be sure to become a member today to take advantage of these historic savings!

  • Danny’s Mini Donuts900 2nd  Street, $2.00 off any purchase.

  • Brooks Novelty Antiques & Records:  1107 Firehouse Alley, 25% discount.

  • The Closet Antiques:  1107 Front Street, 20% discount.

  • Fanny Ann's Saloon: 1023 2nd Street, 30% off member's meal (one entree). Dine-in only.  May not be combined with other offers.

  • G. Willikers! Toy Emporium1113 Front Street,   15% discount.

  • Indo Café1100 Front Street  #150, 15% discount on meals & beverages.

  • Krystal Garden:  1115 Front Street, Suite 2, 15% off anything in the store.

  • La Terraza Mexican Restaurant1027 2nd Street, 20% off purchases. Alcohol excluded.

  • Lace Salon116 I Street Street, Suite B, 15% Off services done by Violet or a pre-approved employee. Not valid on products.

  • Laszlo’s Gourmet Smoked Fish1100 Front Street  #150, 10% off purchase.

  • Old Sac Shirts & Gifts:  1104 2nd Street, 10% discount.

  • Practical Cycle114 J Street, 10% off bike rental or purchase.

  • Rio City Café1110 Front Street, 10% off entire bill.

  • River City Saloon916 2nd Street, 20% off all food purchases. Not valid with other offers, drinks not included.

  • Sparkles:  112 K Street, 10% discount

  • Stage Nine: 102 K Street, 15% discount.

  • Steamers Bakery & Café101 K Street, 10% off purchase of $3 or more. Not valid with other offers, discounts or promotions.

  • Subway:  1125 2nd Street, 10% off purchase.  Not valid with specials, may not be combined with other offers.

  • Tango by the River: 128 J Street, 2 for 1 tango classes.  May not be combined with other offers. Valid only with beginner and intermediate tango classes.

  • Taylor’s Art & Soul114 K Street, 20% off any one item. Excludes Miche Bag Starter Package, total discount cannot exceed 50%.

  • Village Hat Shop123 K Street, 15% discount. May not be combined with any other offers.

  • Visions of Eden: 126 J Street, 20% off regularly priced items. May not be combined with other offers.


In This Issue...

Calendar of Interesting Things

November 2 & 3: Souls of the City in Old Sacramento

November 2-4: 15th Annual Sacramento Arts Festival at the Sacramento Convention Center

November 10: Mustache Day at Sacramento History Museum

November 11: Saluting Our Heroes: Veterans Day Parade at Capitol Mall

November 16-18: Sacramento Harvest Festival: Original Art & Craft Show at Cal Expo

November 16- 18: 26th Annual West Coast Ragtime Festival at Red Lion Hotel


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