Category Archives: Victorian

General catch all for Victorian era

Fiesta de Pio Pico

We have been exploring some of the local California history recently and discovered some lovely, small events celebrating Southern California heritage. In May we visited the Workman-Temple Home in Whittier, CA for their afternoon Victorian Fair. While there, we were … Continue reading

Posted in California History, Events, Victorian | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Good friends, great events

The recent Civil War era event at the Orange Empire Railway Museum was a lovely return to a cozy location. The Museum (started by 13 teenagers who wanted to save a streetcar) includes rail cars, engines, locomotives and streetcars from … Continue reading

Posted in ACWS, Civil War, Events, Pictures, Victorian | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Come play with us!

Just a quick update to let you know we will be setting up at the Vista, CA event this weekend – March 8/9. The event takes place at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave, … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War, Events, Pictures, Victorian | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Victorian style pomanders

If you are looking for a historical craft activity to do with your kids, or just on your own for the joy of it, you might try out a Victorian style pomander. Pomanders were made from citrus fruits pierced with … Continue reading

Posted in Pictures, Projects, Victorian | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Slates & Slate Pencils

If you have stumbled across this site because you were browsing historical topics, at some point you likely have come across references to school children using slates to perform their work. We all know (somehow, by osmosis perhaps) that a … Continue reading

Posted in Other, Victorian | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments


Recently we were asked to put together an educational program for a senior center. Mrs Brewer (aka Kathy) contacted some of our friends in the Civil War reenacting community to find out if they would be interested and available. Due … Continue reading

Posted in Civil War, Pictures, Victorian | Tagged | Leave a comment