OLD SACRAMENTO, CA -- The past will mingle with the present once again when the popular "Time Travel Weekends" program resumes in Old Sacramento on Saturday, July 2. The free street theater program debuted in 2010 and was an immediate crowd pleaser. Designed to delight, entertain and engage Old Sacramento visitors with good, old-fashioned fun reminiscent of the Gold Rush era, "Time Travel Weekends" are offered weekends July through August from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with expanded performances during Gold Rush Days over Labor Day weekend). The "Time Travel Weekends" program is presented by the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation (HOSF) in partnership with the City of Sacramento, California State Parks, Old Sacramento Business Association and participating merchants and businesses.
The centerpiece to this free and highly interactive program includes a series of Old West stage shows -- including the much acclaimed Golden Melodeon Review -- performed by teams of talented actors and actresses in period attire. Weekend performances with rotating themes are scheduled on four stages located throughout Old Sacramento including in the Eagle Theatre, Passenger Station, Pioneer Park and Waterfront Park. Additionally, the talented performers will roam the streets of Old Sacramento throughout the scheduled weekends, putting on spontaneous and often-elaborate skits and performances so visitors can step back in time to the 1850s, 1860s and 1870s.
The "Time Travel Weekends" program is also showcased by historic re-enactments complete with wagons, wild characters that include heroes and villains, children's pioneer craft activities, historic gambling, bowling, juggling, singing, dancing and other forms of musical mastery, military encampments, mining camps, parades, historic events, medicine shows and even Civil War cannon firings. Old Sacramento visitors may also meet 19th century shopkeepers, blacksmiths and railroad engineers as they stroll along the historic streets.
The continuing program is designed to bring a lively and theatrical flair to the streets of Old Sacramento reflecting the exciting atmosphere and character of the early gold mining period. For a complete and updated performance schedule, visitwww.historicoldsac.org/timetravel.