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Get a glimpse into California’s history! A special “Election Day Living History” event recreates an important event in California’s past – the 1906 Election. This Sunday, October 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m., the California State Capitol will be turned back to 1906 with costumed docents dressed as the four gubernatorial candidates – Theodore Bell (Democrat), James Gillett (Republican), William Langdon (Independence League), and Austin Lewis (Socialist).
This Living History event provides visitors the opportunity to learn about real historical figures who are dealing with real issues from 1906 as they run for the office of Governor of California. Visitors will hear speeches from each of the four candidates in 15-minute plays repeated throughout the day, will participate in a press conference and rally, and see women suffragettes who will be campaigning for the right to vote. Visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for the candidate of their choice.
Presented by the California State Capitol Museum Volunteer Association, the California State Capitol Museum, and California State Parks, the “1906 Election Day Living History” event is free and brings history to life for all ages. For more information about this event or other events and activities happening at the California State Capitol Museum, please call 916-324-2088 or visit www.capitolmuseum.ca.gov.