Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Free Upcoming Community Education Programs 2018

May 12 
The Man Behind the Mattes 
Learn about the art and history of matte painting from Frank Ordaz, Placer County artist known for his work in Return of the Jedi, The Wrath of Khan, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Bernhard Museum Winery, 291 Auburn-Folsom Rd, Auburn, 1:00-2:30 p.m. 

June 16 
Heritage Trail 
Dive into family-friendly living history fun: hand crank ice cream, pan for placer gold, engage in 1916 classroom activities, and more at these three Auburn museums.
Bernhard Museum Complex, 291 Auburn-Folsom Rd, Auburn
Gold Rush Museum, 601 Lincoln Way, Auburn
Benton-Welty School Room,1225 Lincoln Way, Auburn; 10:00 a.m.-4:00p.m.

July 14                  
Heritage Trail at the Placer County Museum
Witness the sheriff’s interrogation of murderer, Alma Bell. Explore the County Museum, the historic courthouse and gather information from the Genealogical Society. Historic Courthouse, 101 Maple Street, Auburn, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

August 17            
Grand Opening of the Gold Rush Museum
Come explore major new exhibits and celebrate the long-awaited grand opening of this popular museum site!
601 Lincoln Way, Auburn, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

August 31            
Heritage Trail at the DeWitt History Museum
Explore the history of this versatile site—from the Maidu Nisenan, then mining and ranching uses—to the World War II Army Hospital, the State Mental Hospital and finally the Placer County Government Center.
2985 Richardson Drive, Auburn, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

September 15   
“Beyond a Miracle, Creating California’s Empire of Agriculture,”
Join filmmaker Bill George as he introduces his newest film about California’s agriculture. Learn about John Sutter’s role in realizing this true and lasting gold of California.
Bernhard Museum Winery, 291 Auburn-Folsom Rd, Auburn, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

October 7            
Dramatized Cemetery Tour
From their graves, characters come alive through re-enactors to tell stories of murder long ago.
Old Auburn Cemetery, 172 Fulweiler Ave, Auburn, 1:30 p.m.

November 17    
Ladies, Which Story Would Have Been Yours in Gold Rush Days?
Listen as author Chris Enss relates how women fared during Gold Rush days.
Bernhard Museum Winery, 291 Auburn-Folsom Rd, Auburn, 1:00-2:30 p.m.