This year’s Todos Santos’ Historic Home Tour takes place on Sunday, March 4, from 10 am to 3 pm. This one-day event benefits the educational programs of The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the event at the Centro Cultural located on Calle Benito Juárez. Admission is 300 pesos or $20 USD. Docents are on hand at each site to offer more information.
The tour coordinator, Paul Bumann says, “We have over 25 historic sites including private homes, hotels/inns, municipal buildings, the mission church, and sugar cane processor. Experience sites thoughtfully restored to reflect the uniqueness of the days before electricity and telephone. Open just once a year to the public, these magnificent homes and buildings allow you to soak in and imagine the tranquil elegance of Todos Santos over a century ago. Be sure to bring your family, friends, neighbors and architects.”
New this year is an optional “Find the Saint Challenge.” Todos Santos (translated All Saints) has several statues of saints around town cleverly perched in niches on the exterior of buildings. Find and mark all of them on a map and you will be entered in a drawing for a commemorative painting by renowned artist, Erick Ochoa. It’s a fun way to look up and notice all these little treasures around town. Also new this year, several restaurants will offer discounts on breakfast and lunch to wristband holders while you are in town for the day.
For more information visit www.palapasociety.org
Todos Santos resident, Keenan Shoal, provided our cover photo as well as the interior shots for the start of the Historic Home Tour article and the Camp Cecil on Isla Espíritu Santo on our La Paz Beaches page. You may remember that Keenan’s stunning Pacific Ocean view from La Poza hill was our cover for the Summer 2016 issue of Journal del Pacifico.
March 10, 5 pm, you can see more of Keenan’s photography at the cocktail reception in the the new garden gallery at Gallery Ezra Katz in Todos Santos.
March 10, 6 pm is also the first anniversary party for Bésame Mucho Bazaar in Todos Santos. Stop in this fun event and check out the fashions, jewelry, artwork and more!
March 16 and 17, check out The Baja 100 art walk/drive—a fun event downtown Todos Santos with participating galleries with new artists like Brian McGuffey, specialty shops like Nomad Chic, restaurants and bars. Each month different local artist donates a work to be raffled to raise funds for local charities. Check out the The Baja 100 Facebook page for updates, a map, and more information.
We will see you next with our Spring issue. Deadline is March 5.