Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Community Education 2018

January 20 
Genealogy: Jumpstart Your Family Research 
Join Barbara Leak of the Placer County Genealogical Society to learn the basics of genealogical research at this hour-long jump into building your family history. Placer County Archives, 11526 C Avenue,(Bldg. 209), Auburn, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Limited seating. Please RSVP to Katy Bartosh at 530-889-6506; kbartosh@placer.ca.gov

February 27 
The DeWitt History Museum Opens to the Public 
Join Placer County Museums at the unveiling of our newest Museum: The DeWitt! 2985 Richardson Drive, Auburn. Reception 4:00–6:00 p.m. Ribbon cutting 4:00. Van tours start at 4:15; last one at 5:00. Presentation 5:15.

March 17 
The “Good Old Days” of Leeches and Arsenic 
Appreciate modern medical care after a trip through Gold Rush medicine with Dr. Bob LaPerriere, Curator, SSVMS Museum of Medical History. Bernhard Museum Winery, 291 Auburn-Folsom Rd, Auburn, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

April 14 
Japantowns of Placer County 
Join author David Unruhe to learn the unique history and challenges that faced the Japantowns of Placer County. Bernhard Museum Winery, 291 Auburn-Folsom Rd, Auburn, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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. ∙ 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.