Thursday, January 27, 2011

Paul Ivazez Lights up the Room

On Saturday, Jan. 22nd, Paul Ivazes of Quality Lighting in Grass Valley gave an exciting, informative PowerPoint presentation on the history of gas lighting. Paul’s thirty years of experience with restoring and replicating 19th century gas lights makes him the leader in the field. His business takes him all over the U.S. but he is more at home in his shop in Grass Valley where he has a large room full of working gas lights. To see examples of restored gas lights and to learn a little history, visit his website:

Monday, January 24, 2011

Community Education Program: Dinosaurs of the Sierra Nevada

                                                                                                               photo by terabass

The geologic history of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is well understood, but they still hold many secrets waiting to be discovered. Recently, fossils have been found that shed light on the dinosaurs that roamed the area tens of millions of years ago.

Dr. Richard Hilton will present Dinosaurs of the Sierra Nevada on February 5th at 1:00 pm in the Bernhard Museum Winery. He is the author of the book Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California, a professor of Earth Sciences at Sierra College, and is a frequent guest on documentaries about dinosaurs. Reservations are required for this free community education program.

The Bernhard Museum Winery is located at 291 Auburn Folsom Road in Auburn.

For more information and to reserve your seat, 
please call 530-889-6500.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The History of Gas Lighting and how it Changed America

Ever wonder what kind of gas was used in the street lights of the 19th century or how safe it was to have gas lighting in one’s home? Please join us on Saturday, January 22nd at 1:00 pm in the Bernhard Museum Winery for our next Community Education Program presented by Paul Ivazes. Paul is an expert on gas lighting and has given lectures to various groups including California State Park’s staff and volunteers at the Stanford Mansion.

He promises to show us how gas lighting affected everything from architecture to how we drive a car. He will present a slideshow of gas lights and will have examples for you to look at. This program is free!

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