Saturday, February 21, 2009

California’s Living New Deal Project

The Great Depression rolled across the landscape of the 1930s like a dust storm, yet people persevered through various New Deal programs implemented by the government. The impact of those programs continues to resonate throughout our state. The California Historical Society, in conjunction with U.C. Berkeley, have undertaken an ambitious project to identify and document all the buildings, bridges, power stations, art works, and more constructed in California through New Deal programs. To learn more about this project please join us on Saturday, March 7th at 1:00 pm in the Bernhard Museum Winery for our next Community Education program: California’s Living New Deal Project. Presenter, Harvey Smith, has been working on the project for several years and will discuss how the New Deal affected California, what New Deal sites have been recorded, and what the future of the project entails.

The Bernhard Museum Winery is located at 291 Auburn Folsom Road in Auburn. For more information, please call 530-889-6500.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Screening Greed

Everyone who attended the Saturday screening of Greed had a great time. The movie was better than most imagined and the screening may have created a few new fans of silent films. Although it was a long film (3 hours and 48 minutes) we broke for intermission after two hours and snacked on popcorn, chips, and fresh-baked cookies. The intermission also gave us a chance to stretch our legs and prepare for the final 108 minutes.

Seating was limited in the Gold Country Museum theatre, so we were not able to accommodate everyone who wanted to see the film. Therefore, we will have a second screening on Sunday, March 8th at 1:00 pm in the Bernhard Museum Winery located at 291 Auburn Folsom Road in Auburn. Reservations are not required for this screening. For more information, please call 530-889-6500.

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