Meanwhile, back in 1823

100_4712A day in the life of Sonoma circa 1823, with costumes, crafts and culture of the period, will be recreated at Children’s Day at the Mission on Saturday, May 3, noon to 4 p.m.

The event includes hands-on crafting projects such as basket weaving, candle dipping, spinning wool, and making shell beads, all authentic activities of Mission life. Enjoy music, historic California Indian dancing by The Hopper Family Pomo Nation, warm corn bread baked in the horno (beehive oven), cold lemonade, and even a small petting zoo.

New this year: cannon and black powder demonstrations at the Sonoma Barracks, as well as a Junior Ranger Program for kids age seven to 12. Mission San Francisco Solano is located at 114 E. Spain St. in Sonoma. Park admission is $3 per adult, $2 per child age six to 17, and free to kids five and under. All crafts and events are free with paid park admission.


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