7th Annual A Taste of History
Come join the gang and enjoy an evening of great food and wine, visit with legendary historic personalities, tour Old Shasta Museum’s art collection, listen to the Old Time Fiddlers, and participate in our one of a kind Silent Auction. All of this and more is happening at the Taste of History on May 23 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. in front of the historic barn at Shasta State Historic Park.
New this year: Redding Parks and Trails is hosting a bike ride to the Taste of History from Caldwell Park to Old Shasta, leaving Caldwell Park at 5:30p.m. Mayor Julie Winter will lead the bike ride. All those who ride their bike to the event will receive $10 worth of raffle tickets and a chance to win great prizes! Don’t have a bike? No worries! Pedego Redding (530-605-4500) is offering a special rate of $25 for an e-bike for the evening. For more information about the ride contact Peter Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Taste of History you and your friends will have the opportunity to learn about the misdeeds and adventures of our visiting historic personalities, including Black Bart (aka Daryll Allvey), Dr. Shurtliff (aka Frank Martinez), Alvin Coffee (aka Fred McGee), P.B. Reading (aka John Welch) and a down-on-his-luck miner (Blake Silva). Additionally, Mae Helene Bacon Boggs (aka Sue Lang) will lead two tours of the state park’s unique art collection. Students from Stellar Charter School, dressed in vintage costumes, will lead Gold Rush era games.
Wine tasting featuring local wineries, delicious food, complementary beer and soda, toe stomping sound of the Old Fiddlers, and great items to bid on in the Silent Auction will round out the evening. We hope to see you there!. Tickets are available at the Society Store or the online Store at www.shastahistorical.org. for $40 per person in advance, or $45 at the gate.