Because history is alive, and it wants our brains!
Are you ready for Living History Day this weekend?
The SMJHouse Says:
Living History Day 2013 will be on Saturday, August 3. Join us for an exciting day of historical reenactment, traditional craft demonstrations and instruction, and, of course, ice cream!
We will be welcoming living history performers, spinners and other textile arts demonstrators, the Eugene Button Club, our neighbors from MECCA leading children’s crafts, Gertie the Bookmobile, Chinook Jargon (chinuk wawa) teachers, a blacksmith, and more! The Old Time Fiddlers will play at 11:30 a.m. Costumed interpreters will share their enthusiasm for history and teach you about life in the past. And, of course, the House will be open top to bottom, with guides to answer your questions about its history. It should be a great day out.
Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children, with a discounted family rate of $15 for family members from the same household, and SMJ members are admitted free, so don’t forget your membership card!
Parking is available at the lot south of Shelton-McMurphey Boulevard during Living History Day. We will have handicapped parking and drop-off available off Third and Pearl streets. Please do not use street parking or the Ya Po Ah Terrace parking lots, our neighbors need those spaces near their homes.
This event is sponsored by So Delicious and Arbor South Architecture. The Old-Time Fiddlers are sponsored by Trillium Community Health Plan. Thank you so much for your support of public history programs!
And Sara Palmer says, “Just got booked onto the KEZI morning show tomorrow to talk about Living History Day!” This means we can all watch local channel 9 tomorrow at the ass-crack of dawn to see her broadcast in all the glory that is digital TV at 6:45 am. (or shortly thereafter). Won’t it be fun to see what she looks like that early in the morning? Any bets as to whether she can pull this off? I’m personally rooting for her!