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2013-07-24 / Living

Yesteryear Festival

Lisa Luna
Lifestyles Editor

The grounds of the Longhorn Museum in Pleasanton were once again transformed to the days of long ago, at the 20th annual Yesteryear Festival.

Adults and children of all ages visited the museum on Saturday, July 20, for a wide array of indoor and outdoor activities. Children enjoyed stopping by the petting zoo for an up-close view of farm animals. Families strolled through the train depot, watched an authentic chuckwagon meal being made and visited with Patsy Troell to learn how one washed clothes many years ago, before the easy conveniences of dryers and washers. Charlotte Ramsey and Charity Harris helped visitors create Indian clay art, while J.D. Kvapil, Rudy Gonzales and his grandson Patrick Gonzales explained the game of croquet.

Inside, festival-goers watched dances performed by Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano, learned how to make butter from Ailenne Oelkers, handkerchief dolls from Charles and Thelma Cardwell-Cale and much more.


Diana and Karen Seiffert share the beautiful music of the hammer dulcimer. 
Lisa Luna | Pleasanton Express Diana and Karen Seiffert share the beautiful music of the hammer dulcimer. Lisa Luna | Pleasanton Express The Longhorn Museum Society appreciates the help of those who volunteered this year: Patsy Troell, Karen Harris and family, Charlotte Ramsey, Betty Lee and Jerry DeBrosse, John Hubka and Claude Hensley, Iris Porter, J.D. and Millie Kvapil, Aileen Oelkers, Gloria Jenks, Terri Guzman and Roy Guzman, Frances Schnieder, Barbara Westbrook, Maria Nate, Thelma Cardwell Cale, Dawn Murray, Jason Mohr and daughters, Heather Gonzalez, Mike Foster, Leo and Bea Green, Yvonne and Alan Bentz, Jolynn Casias, Valerie Purgason, Diana and Karen Sieffert, Barbara Hughes, Rudy Gonzales and grandson Patrick and Woman’s Club of Pleasanton.



Patsy Troell gives James Bell of Pleasanton some tips on cleaning laundry. 
Lisa Luna | Pleasanton Express Patsy Troell gives James Bell of Pleasanton some tips on cleaning laundry. Lisa Luna | Pleasanton Express

Four-year old Maricela Lozano, photo at right, was one of the performers with Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano. She is the daughter of Maria Lozano. 
Lisa Luna | Pleasanton Express Four-year old Maricela Lozano, photo at right, was one of the performers with Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano. She is the daughter of Maria Lozano. Lisa Luna | Pleasanton Express

Little Aurelia Amaguer joins Elijah Reyna, Joshua Reyna and their friend Cotton Harris for a photo with a Longhorn. 
Lisa Luna | Pleasanton Express Little Aurelia Amaguer joins Elijah Reyna, Joshua Reyna and their friend Cotton Harris for a photo with a Longhorn. Lisa Luna | Pleasanton Express

Maria Goodrich of Jourdanton makes yo-yos. 
Lisa Luna | Pleasanton Express Maria Goodrich of Jourdanton makes yo-yos. Lisa Luna | Pleasanton Express



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