San Fernando Valley Historical Society invites you to the...
Grand Opening Celebration of the
Native American Indian Gallery!
Join us on Sunday, September 25th from 1-5 p.m. for the Grand Opening of the Pico Adobe Museum's newest permanent exhibit, the Native American Indian Gallery. This exhibit recognizes the art, history and culture of the Indigenous peoples of North America and includes selected pieces from the Paul Knapp and Eileen Weissberg collection. The Fernando Tataviam Band of Mission Indians will be joining us to open the ceremony. Activities include sage smudging, a ribbon cutting, Native storytelling, children's games, craft booths, tours of the gallery and adobe and light refreshments.
The event is FREE so don't miss out! In addition, tours of the Pico Adobe and Gallery will be given throughout the day. Parking is limited, so please carpool or use public transportation.
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On the Road with California Humanities Presents
The Farmworker Movement in California: From Chavez Onwards
Join California Humanities on Wednesday, September 28th at 7 p.m. at the Fresno Art Museum for the latest installment of their On the Road Series, which features Pulitzer Prize winners in dialogue with notable thinkers and the community, examining contemporary issues to guide California along the path to a vibrant future.
Fifty years ago, farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley made history by winning the first union contracts in the field. The United Farm workers movement transformed the lives of thousands through many victories, but today, farmworkers are once again non-unionized, poorly paid, and poorly housed. The success and failures of the farm worker movement take on new relevance, and new urgency. This event will feature state and local community leaders in discussion around how the farmworker movement of the past can help inform the future of agriculture and organizing.
The event is FREE so don't miss out! Please also join us for the reception at 6 p.m. before the talk.
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Jedediah Smith Society 60th Anniversary Celebration!
The Jedediah Smith Society will be celebrating their 60th Anniversary at a day long celebration on October 8, 2016 from 9:30am - 4:00pm. They welcome you to join them on this historic and important milestone in history. It will be located at the San Joaquin Historical Society/Museum in Micke Grove Park southeast of the city of Lodi, CA. Registration is $30/person, which includes speakers, a buffet lunch, fur trapping exhibit and a commemorative CD. Please make checks payable to Jedediah Smith Society and send them to 1040 West Kettleman Lane #147, Lodi, CA 95240. Registration closes September 10, 2016. For more information, please visit their website.