Tours of Columbia
August 30 - 31
We invite families or groups to solve an actual crime that occurred in Columbia in the 1800s. You will witness the event, interview key members to the crime and get a chance to subpoena them in court. Then you will select one person from your group to question people on the stand. At the end, you will determine the outcome of the crime. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128.
The Native Sons of the Golden West, Columbia Parlor #258, sponsors a California Admissions Day Parade in Historic Columbia. The Native Sons have a tradition of preserving California History–the parade is one of those that started in 1876, and revived in 2008. There are many other events held on Admissions Day in historic Columbia, the parade is just one of them. The Columbia Docents will also sponsor a fashion show and additional tours throughout the day. Contact Bob Law: email@example.com or 588-8475 or George Van Buskirk at 588-1565.
Have you heard that there are ghosts in Columbia? Join us on the tour to find out where they lurk and the stories behind those who lived in Columbia during the Gold Rush. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128.
Join us for a beautiful evening at the historic schoolhouse. During this reminiscent event, take a tour of the upstairs, sit in on a lesson taught by a docent dressed as an 1860s school teacher, play games of long ago, listen to music, and help make hand-cranked ice cream. Contact Columbia State Historic Park at 209-588-9128.
This fine artshow features over 50 local painters, potters, sculptors and photographers who will display their art on the shady streets of the Columbia State Historic Park. This event is FREE to the public. For more information, call 209-536-9047 or visit www.columbiacalifornia.com. 2013 Booth Fee was $45.
Contact Kim Kyhl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 536-1329, or Glinda Wolverton at email@example.com.
Participate in classes, hear featured speakers, take a lantern walk to the cemetery for a Ghost Poetry Open Mic, enjoy professional Literary Performances, Miners Nuggets of Prose & Poetry Reading, Authors Row. Pre-registration. Fee required. Call 209-533-3843 or visit sonorawriters.org for information.