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Annual Bidwell Mansion Association Meeting Sunday, January 26 Reception — 5:30 p.m. | Business Meeting — 6 p.m. Bidwell Mansion SHP Visitor's Center Tickets: Free
Please join us for the annual meeting of the Bidwell Mansion Association. All BMA members and guests are welcome to attend.
After a brief business meeting, we will be hear a wonderful talk by Sondra Murphy of State Parks on Annie Bidwell and the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Both John and Annie Bidwell were supporters of women’s suffrage and the mansion served to host leaders of the movement. The Bidwells’ trend-setting relationship is examined in Sondra’s presentation, “Yours for Equal Justice.”
Thank you for your membership support—we look forward to seeing you!
Love Letter Dinner Friday, February 14 Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park 6:00 p.m. Tickets: $100 (limited to 16 guests) Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Bidwells. Enjoy a traditional Victorian dinner inside the Mansion, hear readings from John and Annie's letters, and experience history come alive in an exclusive and intimate setting.
This special dinner is limited to 16 guests. Tickets are available by email or at the General's Store in the visitors center. Please email BMA for more information.
Historical dress welcomed but not required. Dinner Menu inspired by entries in Annie's diary and prepared by Roots Catering 1st Course: Consommé with Salmon Quenelles 2nd Course: Duck a l’Orange & Boiled New Potatoes with Chive Butter 3rd Course: Grilled Vegetable Terrine 4th Course: Sorbet & Victorian Sponge Cake
Pioneer Day Parade Saturday, May 2 Downtown Chico Tickets: Free
Memorial Day at Chico Cemetery Monday, May 25 Veteran’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Bidwell’s Grave Site Tickets: Free
Annie Bidwell’s Birthday Celebration Date: TBD More information to come
Farm Day Date TBA Tickets: Free Celebrate Farm Day on the Mansion grounds.
Christmas with the Bidwells Friday, December 2 6–8 p.m. Bidwell Mansion Tickets: on sale September 2020 – $30 per BMA Member | $35 per Guest (includes one year membership) Celebrate the holiday season with the Bidwells. Enjoy the Mansion beautifully decorated for Christmas, historical vignettes, music, wine tasting, food, and silent auction