Historic Monterey's Annual History Fest
- When: Saturday, October 9, 2010, time TBA
- Where: Monterey, Monterey
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
The rich history of Monterey is on display in this the tenth year of the festival. Walking tours of historic homes and landmarks, special lectures, living history reenactments in period costumes, films and storytelling are just some of the activities that bring old Monterey to life during the four-day event. Thursday and Saturday evening rolls out the Nightwalk Monterey Tour ($15, 656-3346) which includes the Casa del Oro, Custom House, Whaling Station, First Theatre and First Brick House. Sunday's free finale, from 2-3pm, features actors' recreation of the 1849 California Constitutional Convention at Colton Hall with refreshments provided on the lawn afterwards. There's plenty of other history in between highlighted by a van tour to historic explorer landing sites (10:30am and noon Saturday, 646-3456) and a reenactment of the Mexican-American War at the Custom House lawn with the 1st New York Legion Reenactors (10am-4pm Saturday, 10am-2pm Sunday, 649-7118), a Civil War Encampment at Lower Presidio Park all four days, with firing demos 11am-2pm (646-3456) and tours of Larkin and Stevenson House (10-11:30am Friday) and Cooper-Molera Adobe (Saturday, every hour from 10:30am-2:30pm). [DVD]
See website for days, times, prices and venues. Monterey, Various locations throughout Monterey, Monterey. 242-8742. http://www.historicmonterey.org.