BAO Cultural Events
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Event 1 Calling All Train Enthusiasts!
Friday February 25, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Are you fascinated with trains? Join us for a private tour of the Edward Peterman Museum of Railroad History. We will see the 1800s historic depot and a large and varied collection of historic railroad artifacts dating back to the 1870s. Their latest acquisition is the vintage passenger car from the Oregon Washington Railroad & Navigation business car #184. Most importantly, there will be two operating operational HO and N scale model railroad displays depicting various railroad eras and operations venues running just for us! Tour size will be limited so reserve your spot now.
Location: South Bay Historical Railroad Museum in Santa Clara
Event 2 Fire Museum Tour
Friday April 8, 2022 from 10:30 AM to 01:00 PM
On this 90 minute private tour, we will split into two groups and guided by the curators of the Santa Clara Fire Museum. We will learn about the history of the building and the city of Santa Clara starting from the early 1800s. Our experts will teach us about the different modes of transportation used over time from the hose cart pulled by firemen and its bucket brigade to gas powered fire engines. There are many artifacts on view: hand written log books, photos, helmets, the old Gamewell alarm system, pull boxes and more as well as a 911 memorial. After the tour, we will go out for a social group lunch. Lunch is optional and not included. Tour size will be limited so reserve your spot now.
Location: Santa Clara Fire museum in Santa Clara
Event 5 Kirigin Winery Tour, Tasting & Picnic Lunch
Thursday June 2, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Did I mention this event includes a free bottle of wine from a choice of 17 wines? Join us for a 90 minute tour and tasting at Kirigin Cellars, one of Californias oldest wineries, established in 1916 by the Bonesio Family as Uvas Winery. Since then, they have used the techniques and wisdom that Nikola Kirigin brought from his familys ancient wine making processes in Croatia. The current owner has modernized the facilities and handcrafts wines from 11 different wine grapes grown on 33 acres of vineyards. We will tour their historic buildings, learn about their wine making process and taste six wines including their to die for Vino de Mocca dessert wine. After the tour, we will picnic in an area surrounded by aromatic wine barrels and beautiful flowers. Space is limited so reserve your spot now.
Location: Kirigin Cellars in Gilroy