Christmas with the Bidwells 2019

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The Bidwell Mansion Association celebrated “Christmas with the Bidwells” on December 6th with delicious holiday treats, live music, and a vignette inside Bidwell Mansion.

In the vignette, Mrs. Swasey (LaShona Haskell), William Swasey (Mike Swann), John Bidwell (Nick Anderson) and Annie Bidwell (Robyn Engel), discuss Christmas dinner at Sutter’s Fort in 1845. You can read that true story in two previous posts here and here.

You can watch the video of their performance on YouTube. The sound quality will improve after a few seconds when the party moves into the dining room.

bidwell-dec-2019 (17)The last casaba melon was served by Katie the maid (Emily Ping).

Our thanks to our wonderful actors and all the friends who make Bidwell Mansion a special place to visit.


About nancyleek

Nancy is a retired librarian who lives in Chico, California. She is the author of John Bidwell: The Adventurous Life of a California Pioneer.
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