LIVING HISTORY DAY, MAY 13, 201705/17/2017
More than three hundred visitors came to Living History Day at the Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park. Volunteers and guests enjoyed the beautiful day. Children signed with a quill pen their "passport" to enter old California , depositing equal amounts of India ink on the paper and their fingers. Volunteers displayed items from a bygone era: flintlock pistols, Mexican saddles, old coins, tools and much more that they enthusiastically described to an attentive audience. Crafts were demonstrated: lace-making, playing a hurdy-gurdy, baking bread in a dutch oven, cooking over a wood fire. Visitors learned to weave baskets, children learn new games and danced with the visiting troupe of folk dancers. For good reason this is one of the most popular annual park events.