There was a time...  

 John Salicco 
Historical Impersonator, Writer and Musician

For booking information:
email or call 253-376-6932
Write: 3607 Broadmoor Dr NE, Tacoma, WA  98422


The 49er:
His Original Company
Time frame: 1850's

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


    Fort Nisqually
 Seminar Series

Monthly Schedule


There was a time... is a creation of John Salicco.  Prior to There was a time..., John had a  30 year career in data communications and finance in Fortune 500 companies. 

resentations and Workshops

In addition to the presentations listed in the menu to the left, we provide workshops involving the set up of living history programs, demonstrating various 18th and 19th Century skills and a specific workshop on constructing a 19th Century reproduction gourd banjo.












John Quincy Adams/ The 49er/ The Banjo: An American Gypsy/ Jacques Portier/ The Great Depression/ Story Telling/ Nisqually Seminar Series/ Flat Seventh/ Inquiring Mind/ About Us/ John Salicco Bio/There was a time in History/ John's Performance Calendar/ Links