What started out as a gray slightly chilly day with a scattering of raindrops in the begining became a wonderful step back into time. On April 11th on the eastside of Heritage Square was a festival that every history buff should have attended. More than 70 historical societies from the Historical Society of Southern California to the Los Angeles Historic Theater Foundation was gathered to show off their knowledge of the past. Demonstrations and activities included blacksmithing from Adam's Forge, period dancing and audience participation by the Yesteryears Dancers, a costumed presentation recalling moments in the history of the Centinela Valley by the Historical Society of Centinela Valley, Pink's Hot Dog with no line wait, and a tour of the Hale House at Heritage Square. Six steampunks were in attendance at this event wondering about, chatting, snapping pictures throughout the day, and generally having a good time. Definitely a place to go to in Los Angeles to lose one's self in the past and return with some dandy photos.
As usual for more pictures go to Mad Calamity Photos.
- Report & Photos by Captain Wong Wei -