Camron-Stanford House hosts concert, free day

Step back in Oakland's history and listen to some great music over Independence Day weekend.

On July 6, Camron-Stanford House Museum is hosting a free afternoon concert and free open house from 1 to 4 p.m. and the public is invited.

Music beginning at 1 p.m. is by guest band Hot Flash, known for their repertoire of classic rock and oldies. There is seating for the concert on the veranda or, if you prefer, bring a blanket and sit on the lawn in the Victorian garden. The Victorian mansion's period rooms will be open for tours throughout the afternoon. Tours begin on the hour and are led by knowledgeable volunteer docents. Old-fashioned refreshments may be purchased.

Camron-Stanford House is an 1876 Victorian Italianate building which was the residence of five prominent Bay Area families in the 19th century, then in 1910 became the Oakland Public Museum, the first teaching museum west of the Mississippi River. Its beautiful period rooms are recreated in the style of the 1880s. The landmark house is owned by the City of Oakland and since 1971 has been administered and carefully restored by the Camron-Stanford House Preservation Association, a nonprofit organization.

The house is in Lakeside Park at 1418 Lakeside Drive at 14th Street, Oakland.

For more information, go to www.cshouse.org or call 510-874-7802. The museum suggests parking at the AlcoPark Garage located at 165 13th St.


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