GBACG Calendar


New York Society Tea

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Come celebrate the holidays, Gilded Age style! We’ll enjoy a sumptuous tea, holiday cheer, and the very best possible company in the incomparable Garden Court. Costume: daywear, 1870-1889.
Ticket Price: $$$$


Costume Salon: Game of Thrones

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Join us for potluck tea, snacks, socializing, and sharing resources. Theme appropriate books, patterns, garments and projects are welcome. No costume is required. If you'd like to attend, email .
Ticket Price: Free


GBACG Open House

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

We invite all our Members, Non-members, and Sister Organization Members to join us at the Albany Veterans' Hall for our annual meeting where we highlight upcoming events, raffle costume items, present a fashion show, and other fun stuff. Meet your board members, see old friends, and so much more. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
Ticket Price: $


GBACG Workshop, Topic TBD

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Expand your skills at this hands-on workshop. Details coming soon.


GBACG Goes To: The Presidents' Tea at the Camron-Stanford House

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Originally built in 1876 by Samuel Merritt, The Camron-Stanford House is the last surviving example of the gracious Victorian-era homes that once ringed Lake Merritt in Oakland. Join us for tea in this delicious venue.
Ticket price: TBD


Game of Thrones

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Against the beautiful backdrop of Napa's Castello di Amorosa, you can plot to steal the Seven Kingdoms' Iron Throne.
Ticket price: $$$


Costume Salon: Mid 19th-Century

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Join us for potluck tea, snacks, socializing, and sharing resources. Theme appropriate books, patterns, garments and projects are welcome. No costume is required. If you'd like to attend, email .
Ticket Price: Free


Costume Academy

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

It's Back! After a hiatus, we're re-introducing our re-vamped epic day of enlightening lectures, hands-on workshops, inspiring camraderie and extraordinary shopping in a new location at History San Jose.
Ticket Price: $$$


GBACG Goes To: The High Style Exhibit at the de Young Museum

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

At the de Young, we'll take in the traveling exhibition, High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.
Ticket price: TBD


GBACG Workshop, Topic TBD

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Expand your skills at this hands-on workshop. Details coming soon.


Barbecue At Twelve Oaks

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

The Rengstorff House in Mountain View provides an elegant backdrop for a gracious 1860's style fully catered barbeque. Will you sit at a table, or in a crowd of men on the grass?
Ticket Price: $$


GBACG Lecture: Speaker TBD

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Come learn from an expert in our field.
Ticket Price: $


A League of Their Own Reunion Picnic

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Calling all Rockford Peaches, Kenosha Comets, and Racine Belles! Support the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (1943-1954) at a reunion picnic for players, fans and families. Whether you play or prefer to spectate in 1950's style, you can't go wrong at this t-ball game and picnic in an East Bay park.
Ticket price: $


GBACG Goes To: PEERS - Doctor Who Time Travels to 1756

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Don your 18th century dance wear. Doctor Who travels through the fireplace to Madame du Pompadour's Grand Costume ball at this PEERS dance in the stunning Alameda Elks Lodge.
Ticket Price: $


Costume Salon: Edwardian

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Join us for potluck tea, snacks, socializing, and sharing resources. Theme appropriate books, patterns, garments and projects are welcome. No costume is required. If you'd like to attend, email .
Ticket Price: Free


Zorro Rescues the Peralta Adobe

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Picnic in pre-gold-rush California style at Peralta Adobe where you will, perhaps, encounter an enigmatic stranger in a distinctive sombrero cordobés. Costume is 1830's and 40's, or Californio.
Ticket Price: $


GBACG Workshop, Topic TBD

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Expand your skills at this hands-on workshop. Details coming soon.


Edwardian Summer Whites Picnic

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Beautiful lace-trimmed white cotton dresses, called lingerie-dresses, were the Edwardian era's practical answer beating the summer heat. Don your Edwardian "whites" (or colors) and enjoy a spirited afternoon lawn bowling at the Lawn Bowling Club in Palo Alto.
Ticket Price: $$$


Sailing With the President

GBACG Goes To: The USS Potomac

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Put on your Deco and WWII era fashions and cruise the San Francisco Bay on the USS Potomac. This ship, also known as the "Floating White House", served as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Presidential Yacht from 1936-1945. The ship leaves from Jack London Square in Oakland.
Ticket Price: $$$


Costume Salon: Doctor Who

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Join us for potluck tea, snacks, socializing, and sharing resources. Theme appropriate books, patterns, garments and projects are welcome. No costume is required. If you'd like to attend, email .
Ticket Price: Free


Brighton by the Sea - A Beach Picnic

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

"They must all go to Brighton." Follow Lydia Bennet's famous advice from Pride and Prejudice, and join us for a lively Regency-inspired seaside picnic at Pescadero.
Ticket Price: $


GBACG Workshop, Topic TBD

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Expand your skills at this hands-on workshop. Details coming soon.


GBACG Lecture: Speaker TBD

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Come learn from an expert in our field.
Ticket Price: $


Doctor Who Who-Dunnit Murder Mystery

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Come join us at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos for an evening of murder and mayhem, time-travel style.
Ticket Price: $$$


GBACG Workshop, Topic TBD

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Expand your skills at this hands-on workshop. Details coming soon.


Picnic at Cypress Lawn

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Tour the ranks of the dearly departed in a horse-drawn carriage at Colma's historic Cypress Lawn Cemetery, featuring one of the largest stained glass collections in the US. Victorian mourning attire would be just the thing.
Ticket Price: $$


GBACG goes to Dickens

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

The GBACG goes to the The Great Dickens Christmas Fair. Visit with friends and make merry in Dickens' London with our annual GBACG meet-up. We'll meet up at various locations throughout the day and admire each others costumes, meeting old friends and making new.
Ticket Price: $


Holiday Tea

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Come celebrate the holidays, Gilded Age style! We'll enjoy a sumptuous Boxing Day tea, holiday cheer, and the very best possible company. Costume is daywear, 1870-1889. Location TBD.
Ticket Price: $$$$


GBACG Open House

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

We invite all our Members, Non-members, and Sister Organization Members to join us for our annual meeting where we highlight upcoming events, raffle costume items, present a fashion show, and other fun stuff. Meet your board members, see old friends, and so much more. Location TBD. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
Ticket Price: $


Costume Salon: 17th Century

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Join us for potluck tea, snacks, socializing, and sharing resources. Theme appropriate books, patterns, garments and projects are welcome. No costume is required. If you'd like to attend, email .
Ticket Price: Free


An Egyptian Expedition

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

At the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose, we shall explore the treasures of Egypt that deeply influenced the design aesthetic of our early 20th century fashion.
Ticket Price: $$


Court of the Sun King

May 2016, exact date TBD

While the details of this event are still evolving, you can nonetheless plan on a glittering evening of 17th century elegance.
Ticket Price: $$$$