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Archived News Release from 2004

For Immediate Release

Redwood City and the
San Mateo County History Museum
Co-Sponsor “Victorian Days & the Old West”
on August 28

Redwood City, CA - August 12 , 2004 - Redwood City residents and visitors are invited to go back in time during “Victorian Days & the Old West” an event which is an annual favorite of families from throughout the area. Many wonderful activities are planned for the entire day, Saturday, August 28, 2004 from 10 am to 4 pm. The San Mateo County History Museum will host Victorian Days & the Old West at 777 Hamilton Street, in Downtown Redwood City – admission to the History Museum is free for the day! Redwood City’s Civic Cultural Commission is providing additional sponsorship for this event, which features the History Museum as one of the centerpieces of our Downtown.

The street will be covered with hay and there will be many wonderful activities for children and adults to enjoy. We will be recreating an Old Time Western Town on a closed-off section of Hamilton Street in front of the History Museum. The crowds will hear the live music of the California Cowboys and the Sibling Brothers. Other highlights include Old Time Pony rides and a Petting Zoo, cow milking, square dancing with a professional caller, and even Bungee Bull Riding. The popular Horse Drawn Carriage Tours will be ready to take you for a ride through downtown Redwood City. Other features include a Dunk Tank, watermelon and pie eating contests, and the bucket brigade. If you have time to get hungry, there will be tasty food for all to enjoy.

Inside the Old Courthouse, some of the favorite Victorian Days activities will be returning. The era comes to life for kids as they build steamships, design stained glass windows, create old-time hats and take part in many other period crafts. See clothing fads in the popular Vintage Fashion Show. Visit History Lane to discover the activities being planned by historical groups throughout San Mateo County. In honor of the restoration of Courtroom A, there will be a reenactment of The Strange Case of Constance Flood. This case involved inheritance and the Menlo Park Flood family. It drew national attention as Judge George Buck heard the case in our Courtroom A.

Don’t miss your chance to “Go Back in Time for a Day!” Share this event with neighbors, friends, and the entire family. Admission is free. For more information call 650-299-0104. Visit the San Mateo County History Museum website at www.sanmateocountyhistory.com. Download the event flyer here.

Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.

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Contact:
Jeri Joseph
Redwood City Parks Commission/San Mateo County History Museum
650-299-0104 x-24


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