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August 2, 2005 > Art and History in the Park- A Walk In Time

Art and History in the Park- A Walk In Time

by Heidi Leung

George Washington Patterson was lured west in 1849 in search of gold. While he didn't strike it rich through gold mining, he turned to what he knew best - farming. He eventually earned enough money to purchase 6,000 acres of land, a part of which is now known as Ardenwood Farm.

On Saturday, August 13, the Fourth Annual Art and History in the Park, sponsored by the Fremont Cultural Arts Council, the City of Fremont and East Bay Regional Parks, will come to Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. Visitors will have the opportunity to go back in time to the days when people rode horse-drawn buggies and watched silent films. There will be a variety of interactive activities including hands-on arts for children, fine art and historical craft demonstrations, Patterson House tours, films from the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, children's lawn games and tours of the Ardenwood gardens.

The 2005 event promises to be bigger and better than ever...more artists, more interactive events, more music, and more interesting things to see and do. In addition to a juried show of art selected from well-known local artists, many artists will be on-site to display their work and discuss and demonstrate the creative process. Art chosen for this show includes oil painting, watercolors, photography, blown glass, sculpture, wearable art and more. Browsing is encouraged and offers to purchase will be enthusiastically received.

Entertainment will be presented throughout the day by band ensembles, jazz musicians and choirs. Historic displays will include railroading, farming, quilting, and spinning.

For additional information visit

Art and History in the Park
Saturday, August 13
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont

Admission: $5 adults (17 and older); Under 17, free.
Parking is free.

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