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July 10, 2012 > Ice cream social - a cool summer treat

Ice cream social - a cool summer treat

Submitted By Al Minard

On Sunday, July 15, Mission Peak Heritage Foundation will host a Victorian Ice Cream Social at Shinn Historical Park in Fremont. Admission to the park is Free and includes demonstrations by Gunfighters of The Old West using six-shooters similar to the guns used in the 1850's. These hombres will re-enact exciting old west events including bank robberies and shoot-outs. In addition, the Acorn Model "A" club will attend with Model "A" Fords restored to pristine condition; visitors are invited to check them out and take a picture of two alongside one of these beautiful old cars.

Mission Peak Heritage Foundation will be selling Ice Cream Sundaes, root beer floats, hotdogs, nachos, popcorn, soda, cookies, sweets, coffee and water at reasonable prices. Docent led tours of the historic Shinn House, including the archive room, will be available at minimal cost ($5 for adults and $2.50 for children 5-17, and FREE to children under 5). Photos of the interior of this historic home are encouraged.

Charles Howard Shinn, son of James and Lucy Shinn, was a roommate of Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, when they studied at John Hopkins University. Copies of letters sent to Charles on White House stationery can be viewed in the archive room.

Mission Peak Heritage Foundation is a non-profit corporation that raises money to protect historic buildings in the Tri-City area. For those unfamiliar with Shinn Park, this event can be a fun and entertaining introduction to this beautiful and historic landmark of our area.


Victorian Ice Cream Social
Sunday, July 15
12 noon - 4 p.m.
Gunfighters, vintage autos, historic home and Ice Cream
Shinn Historical Park
1251 Peralta Blvd., Fremont

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