There was a time...



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


    Fort Nisqually
 Seminar Series

Monthly Schedule



Reproduction 19th Century banjos 

This is an interesting new documentary by Vaun Raymond about making the Port of Seattle film.  He calls this documentary, "The Low Budget Time Machine".

Miscellaneous Reference Material - Chinook Jargon, Patent Medicine, Voyageur Song Lyrics plus other various articles of interest to Living History enthusiasts.


Banjo information, on-line lessons, free tablature. Washington Secretary of State website containing copies of the historic newspapers of Washington


   Living history workshops


The Company Store
Various accoutrements for the historical re-enactor





Fort Nisqually Living History Museum, Tacoma, WA  (Puget Sound Agricultural Company, Circa 1850's)

Columbia SHP, Columbia, CA (California gold rush 1849 - 1850's)

Fort Ross State Historic Park, Fort Ross, CA (Russian American Fort 1812 to 1842)

Dana Adobe, Nipomo, CA (Rancho Nipomo, late 1830's "Californio" period)

Fort Sutter, Sacramento, CA Pre-gold rush California. (This links to the CA State Park Homepage)

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA  (Hudson's Bay Co. outpost circa 1824 - 1860)

Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, Petaluma, CA  1830's "Californio" period (This links to the CA State Park Homepage) 



National Civil War Association Website (NCWA)  

State of Washington Civil War Association (WCWA)












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