Ladies Day Old Town San Diego

A Day with the Ladies of Old Town
Saturday, June 2, 2012, Noon – 5 pm

As in former years, we will showcase the life skills and pastime hobbies of the women of Old Town San Diego.

Since the new outdoor exhibits for La Casa de Estudillo’s garden will be ready in time for Ladies Day, we will hold a garden tea party in honor of the premiere. Plans for this part of the day are in the hands of Janis Cantu and it should be a grand event! We will have homemade lemonade, hot tea, homemade cookies and savories.

Karen Beery has invited The Colonial Dames, as well as author Dydia DeLyser to attend the tea. DeLyser’s book, Ramona Memories: Tourism and the Shaping of Southern California, explores the many aspects of the Ramona myth and the impact of Helen Hunt Jackson’s story on tourism, regional identity, and historical consciousness. DeLyser will be available for a book signing during the tea.
In addition, we will hold our second annual Hat Contest. Plans for the contest are in the hands of Jenny McReynolds. This year we plan to expand the hat contest so there will be three categories:

1) historic hats in the Park’s time frame, 2) children’s hats, and 3) a professional category which will include the entire Victorian period. A dramatic skit will be performed on stage while the hat judges are making their decision.

Also new this year, guided tours of the Native Plant gardens on the north side of the McCoy Building will be conducted. Peter St. Clair has generously offered to arrange several tours that day.

Read more from the Boosters of Old Town’s Poppy Paper

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