Past Programs & Events .
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, the birthplace of Oakland hosted a series of six Saturday hands-on history days, free for the whole family to enjoy, that bring to life the Native American history of the East Bay.
If you missed it, do not worry! You can check out Peralta Hacienda's YouTube channel to know what happend on most of the events.
For the first event on March 7, the audience tasted Ohlone food, played Ohlone games, and learned about the extraordinary knowledge the Ohlone had of the natural world through a series of activity stations.
The second event on March 14 looked at the Native Peoples throughout the whole state that later became California. Where did they come from? How long ago? What languages did they speak?
On March 21, the descendant of a Native American worker on the Peralta rancho, who has now become an activist, lead activities that shed light on what it was like to live in the East Bay before the Spanish and the Americans came.
On March 28, the audience discovered the native plant garden at Peralta Hacienda by digging down and finding out about soaproot or harvesting elderberry and other early East Bay staple foods. At the same event, the Mexica Dancers will share their culture, dances and drumming, and their strong sense of indigenous heritage-and you will join in.
On April 11 with Peralta Hacienda's annual Pio Pico presentation about Mexican California's last governor, who was Black, Native and Spanish with Carlos Salomon of Cal State University East Bay illuminating the combined tri-racial heritage in old California.
The Anza National Trail staff will lead activities at the last event that talk about the Native people who came on the expedition Anza expedition that settled California. Each participant in this final event has the chance to earn a Junior Ranger badge. at talk about the Native people who came on the expedition Anza expedition that settled California. Each participant in this final event has the chance to earn a Junior Ranger badge.