Yosemite in the City: Don't Miss Diverse Summer Programming at California Historical Society as Part of Yosemite: A Storied Landscape Exhibition

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't miss daytime and evening events, presentations, educational programs and family activities that bring the beauty and history of Yosemite to the City throughout the month of August as part of the California Historical Society's ongoing exhibition, Yosemite: A Storied Landscape.  

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Events scheduled in August include special presentations by Ken Yager on the history of climbing, a special viewing of fascinating photographs of Yosemite from the archives of the California Historical Society and a kid's day filled with fun educational activities.

Yosemite: A Storied Landscape highlights a broad collection of stories told through varied perspectives. From the Christmas-time hijinks of the photographer Ansel Adams to the summertime patrols of the post-Civil War–era and African-American Buffalo Soldiers, these tales link the famous with the unknown, the new with the old.

More information about upcoming events can be found at californiahistoricalsociety.org and include:

  • Saturday, August 9, 2014, 12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m. History for Half Pints: Arts, Crafts, Storytelling
    Come to California Historical Society for fun craft projects and stories related to Yosemite. Make your own bear claws, paws and masks; make your own stationary; enjoy nature sing-alongs at 2:00 p.m. and docent tours throughout the afternoon; and draw your own Keep Animals Wild posters. Please RSVP for free admission: h4hpaugust.eventbrite.com.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, 6 p.m.: History Speaks – Ken Yager and the History of Climbing
    Ken Yager, president of the Yosemite Climbing Association, will share the history of rock climbing in Yosemite. Discover what climbing was like in the 1930s, and view items collected by the Yosemite Climbing Association.  The event is free for CHS members, $5 general admission. Please RSVP: yosemiteclimbingassociation.eventbrite.com.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Night with the Archivists: More Yosemite from the CHS Collections  
    The perspective of Yosemite will be on display with stirring images from the late 19th century to the early 20th century produced by Eadweard Muybridge, Carleton Watkins and George Fiske, as well as personal trip albums, and some wonderful amateur photographs. Please RSVP for free admission: yosemiteclimbingassociation.eventbrite.com.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, 6 p.m.: All Roads Lead to Yosemite!   A panel will discuss the history of the roads into and within Yosemite. RSVP information and details on panel participants available online at https://allroadsleadtoyosemite.eventbrite.com.

About the California Historical Society:  The California Historical Society is a 143-year-old, non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and empower people to make California's richly diverse past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives. We hold one of the top research collections in California history, comprising over 35,000 volumes of books and pamphlets, more than 4,000 manuscript collections and about 500,000 photographs documenting California's social, cultural, economic and political history and development, including some of the most cherished and valuable documents and images of California's past. Learn more at www.californiahistoricalsociety.org.


Kevin Herglotz

HPA Strategic Communications

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SOURCE California Historical Society


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