Available Programs

The 49er:
A Gold Run Musicianer
Time frame: 1850's

The Klondike
Tales of a Sourdough
Time Frame: 1898

The Banjo:
An American Gypsy
Time frame: 19th Century

  Jacques Portier:
Old Nor'Wester
Time frame: 1830's

The Great Depression:
How do you spell relief?
Time frame: 1930's


Story Telling


There was a time in History
 Seminar Series



There was a time... LLC                                  Living History & Musical Programs
A Washington State LLC

John Salicco

email or call 206-497-0049
Write: 3607 Broadmoor Dr NE, Tacoma, WA  98422                                                                             



Performing Living History programs and early American popular music on authentic or reproduction 19th Century musical instruments.

If you could visit with a minstrel who entertained the miners of the California Gold country in 1852, what questions might you ask?

If you could go back in time and have a conversation with President John Quincy Adams, what would you ask him?

Would you like to visit with a North West Company voyageur and trader who traversed the North American wilderness in the 1790s a decade before Lewis and Clark?


I can present you with any of the above opportunities and more...Continue



Affiliated Site:

www.banjofactory.com - Replica 19th Century style fretless banjos