Trip in Time: Oakland Christmas Pageant
Every year from 1919 to 1987, the children of Oakland’s elementary and junior high schools performed in the Oakland Christmas Pageant as a gift to the people of the city. Louise Jorgensen, of the Parks and Recreation Department, organized, choreographed and taught each program every year.
The pageant’s organizer Louise Jorgensen, circa 1921. (Oakland Tribune Staff Archives)