Thanks to everyone who participated, volunteered, and sponsored our 2017 event. This holiday event supports preservation while highlighting Riverside’s historic neighborhoods.
For photos from the 2017 event, click here. And be sure to keep an eye out later in 2017 for ticket information on the January 2018 event.
About Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night is a traditional Christmas celebration, steeped in history and tradition in many European countries. The early European settlers of the United States naturally brought many of the traditions of their home countries with them, including all the celebrations of the winter and Christmas season. In the same manner, early residents of Riverside (incorporated in 1883) established the traditions of their day, so a Victorian Twelfth Night became one of Riverside's early celebrations. Ironically, back in the 1870's era Victorian England, Queen Victoria had banned Twelfth Night as a feast day because it had become a time of mischief and over indulgence rather than a religious celebration.
The Old Riverside Foundation has brought back the tradition with some of the old feel and some newer ideas. Traditionally, Twelfth Night is on January 5th (the 12th day after Christmas), and has for centuries been the culmination of the 12-day Christmas season (thus the Twelve Days of Christmas holiday song). Guests are encouraged to join in the spirit of Riverside's original Twelfth Night Celebrations by wearing period dress or semi-formal attire.
Annual Meeting 2016: October 16, 2016 (in conjunction with Annual Awards)
Open to ORF members, this important afternoon lunch meeting is where members hear a report of the Foundation's activities, hear a featured speaker, and vote on the Board of Directors.
Awards 2016: October 16, 2016 (in conjunction with Annual Meeting)
An afternoon event that showcases some of the year's best public, commercial and private historic preservation projects in Riverside County. Every year, the Old Riverside Foundation honors painstaking restoration, diligent maintenance, and good adaptive reuse through its annual Awards Presentation & Reception.
Home Tour 2016: May 14, 2016 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Each year, Old Riverside Foundation features fine examples of the many styles of architecture prevalent in Riverside at the height of its prosperity. Different homes are open each year to give visitors a glimpse into the lives of Riversiders from different eras. The annual event is held in May on the Saturday following Mother's Day.
In addition to the opportunity to tour some of Riverside's beautiful vintage homes, the Restoration Faire features a tour of the Old Riverside Foundation's freshly restored headquarters — the Peter J. Weber House — and a host of booths featuring antiques, crafts, restoration services, and salvage items for your home and garden.
25th Annual Vintage Home Tour & Restoration Faire
Download the flyer for more info and other ticket locations.
Download & print the map for tour locations.
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