Annual Schedule from past years. The Hyde Street Living History Players hope to bring these back in the near future.

1901 Family Story Circle:  Every Living History Saturday (see below for dates) in the houseboat Ark at 3:00 p.m. for a quarter hour sharing of children’s stories that were popular in 1901.  Bring your young one and sit a spell–these stories are timeless.

March:   Suffragette march, in support of Women’s History Month. You are invited to join the living history reenactment of a suffragette march (12:00 and 2:00) in support of votes for women!  Contact:  carmonave@gmail.com

April: Chautauqua at Hyde Street Pier. At noon, a special program of visiting luminaries sure to enlighten the hearts and minds of all who witness this amazing Chautauqua, including a dramatic reading of “The Sinking of the Rio de Janiero.”  Reprise at 2:00. Contact:  sfmaritime1901@gmail.com

May:  Hyde Street honors President William McKinley during his visit to San Francisco in 1901, when he and his wife came here for the launch of the battleship “Ohio.”  Contact:  ehcarmona@gmail.com

June:  Living History re-creates the 1901 Waterfront Strike that paralyzed San Francisco for five months. You can take part at noon in reliving this vital yet often overlooked part of west coast labor organization at noon, and again at 2:00.  Contact:  info@davidhirzel.com

July:Make and Mend“: Sailors’ arts, sailmending and knifemaking, and everyday crafts as practiced in 1901.  Contact:  roger_nishimoto@yahoo.com.  Event subject to change pending updates from Park Service regarding public participation and social distancing.

August:  In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment finally giving women the right to vote, we will hold Suffragette march. You are invited to join the living history reenactment of a suffragette march (12:00 and 2:00) in support of votes for women!  Contact:  carmonave@gmail.com

August:  Festival of the Sea, a full day of music on three stages along Hyde Street Pier.

September:  Picnic on the Beach, with the latest in 1901 Bathing Attire and outdoor games. Weather permitting, but we will be on the pier all day.  Contact: 1901onthebay@gmail.com

October 17 (third Saturday), 2020: (Cancelled in response to statewide Shelter In Place order) Ladies’ Seamen’s Friend Society: Seagoing libraries, sailor’s literacy program.  Contact:  info@davidhirzel.com

November:  Recognition of Hawaii’s changing status in the world when Queen Liluokalani visits San Francisco on her return from the U.S. capitol in November 1901.  The City’s role in transoceanic Pacific trade comes to the fore.  Contact:  1901onthebay@gmail.com

December:  “Christmas on the Ark” with the Living History Players.

Our typical daily schedule goes something like this:

  • 10:00-10:30—For those who will need costuming, meet on Eureka, per prior arrangement with costuming department.
  • 11:00-11:30—Orientation meeting on upper level of Eureka, to discuss events of the day
  • 12:00-1:00—The first of the day’s two “scenes,” a dramatic event moving up and down the pier. The public is invited to interact with the Living History Players.
  • 1:00-2:00—Lunch for the Living History Players, often on board the Ark. The public is invited to converse with us during our repast.
  • 2:00-3:00—The second of the day’s two “scenes,” a dramatic event moving up and down the pier. The public is invited to interact with the Living History Players.
  • 3:00-3:15:  1901 Family Story Circle on the Ark
  • 3:15-4:00—Regularly scheduled programs “Ladies’ Salon” on board the Ark, and “Dogwatch” sea music on board Balclutha, after which we close up shop and depart until next month.
Published on June 16, 2011 at 12:02 am  Leave a Comment  

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