We are always updating our events calendar so check back often for new information.
december – 2020
Christmas with the Bidwells Friday, December 18 | 6 p.m. BMA YouTube Channel
Grab a plate of Christmas cookies and a cup of eggnog or sparkling cider and sit down at your computer to enjoy “Christmas with the Bidwells” this year. Travel back in time to talk to four residents of Bidwell Mansion as they prepare for the holiday season.
General John Bidwell will give you a tour of his office and tell you about the time he met General Sherman. Annie Bidwell is going shopping in downtown Chico—find out which stores she prefers for buying Christmas gifts. Florence the cook is in the kitchen, preparing a delicious dinner, and Peter the coachman is out at the carriage house getting ready to give you a ride around Rancho Chico. All of them will welcome you to Bidwell Mansion and fill you with the holiday spirit. Bidwell Mansion comes alive in these vignettes, accompanied by holiday music from the parlor. The broadcast will be available December 18th on the Bidwell Mansion Association’s YouTube channel. We hope you will tune in and enjoy a new version of “Christmas with the Bidwells.”
January – 2021
Annual Bidwell Mansion Association Meeting Sunday, January 31, 2021 Business Meeting — 6 p.m. Zoom
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 hear a wonderful talk by Andy Mark about John Bidwell and the Humboldt Wagon Road.
Thank you for your membership support—we look forward to seeing you!
Pioneer Day Parade 2021 Saturday, May 1 Downtown Chico
Memorial Day at Chico Cemetery Monday, May 31 Veteran’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Bidwell’s Grave Site
Annie Bidwell’s Birthday Celebration Date: TBD More information to come
Farm Day Date TBA Celebrate Farm Day on the Mansion grounds.