writer and musician.
in the classical theatre, Mr. Salicco holds two certificates in Theatre Arts
from the Banff School of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the
University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Having played several
roles in University and repertory theater, John took a 28 year break to
raise a family and pursue a career in Data Communications and Finance. Returning to
more creative pursuits, John now splits his available time between making
reproduction 19th Century banjos and performing musical and Living History
over the years, been active in many historic restoration and
reenactment programs at places such as Sutter's Fort, Petaluma Adobe, Fort
Ross and Columbia State Historic Park in California. A regular story teller and performer
at the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, in Tacoma, WA, he currently
sits on the board of the Fort Nisqually Foundation. In July
2008, John was contracted by Metro Parks Tacoma to assemble and coordinate
the Living History program for the 2008 Tacoma Tall Ships Festival. Mr. Salicco
is the creator of the
Banjo Factory and is an alumnus of
Inquiring Mind, a program of
For over thirty years in his spare time, as a docent, historical re-enactor, guest lecturer, musician and craftsman, he has
performed before literally thousands of people. As an outdoorsman, he has retraced many historic North American
fur trade routes and wilderness trails both on foot and by canoe.
John strives to
infuse local content and relevance in all of his presentations.
transplant by way of California...
John Salicco is
a history buff's history buff, who has
absorbed more of the lore of this place
in six years than most people who were born here will likely learn in
Tacoma News Tribune, Sept 7, 2004.