The Dynamic Governors of Mexican California, 1822-1847
Time & Location
About The Event
From 1822 until 1847 Alta California was loosely controlled by Mexican governors. These 25 years were the most turbulent and least understood in the history of California. Join us on Tuesday, January 28th, as SHS Directors Mark Davidson and Steve Beck take us back in time to this period of rapid change, political instability, civil turbulence, and foreign interference.
In the mid-nineteenth century, the Church driven culture and government of old New Spain was unwillingly thrust into the world of secular politics and corruption. With Mexican independence, a "land and power grab" was on in Alta California. It was fueled by internal Mexican forces feeding on the declining authority of the Church and external Foreign forces wishing to take California from Mexico to secure a foothold in the Pacific. Into this tempest came thousands of immigrants looking for opportunity and inexpensive land -- with some looking to establish their own sovereign nations. See the story of Mexican California told with rare historical maps and images. Hear how California went from missions to American occupation and learn about the men who led the region through these turbulent times.
We welcome you to join us for our new social hour starting at 5PM! Enjoy food, drinks, and history with friendly, like-minded people who all share a love of Sacramento's dynamic and intriguing past.
Doors - 5PM
Show - 7PM
SHS Members - Free
Non-Members - $10
**There is a $2 convenience fee for credit and debit card purchases.
- SHS Member Ticket$0$00$0
- Non-Member Ticket$12$120$0