Bi-Weekly Update - May 20

Hello CCPHers,

Here are some interesting history events happening soon in California as well as articles pertaining to history.

In other news:

  • Please check out the newly updated California History Action webpage! CHA is now a web-based information board that publishes public and member articles on California museums, public history projects, history events, archive holdings, book reviews, and any other articles on public history. CCPH eagerly welcomes submissions for this new page.

  • The submission date for paper and poster proposals for the CCPH 2016 Annual Meeting on October 21-22 is June 15, 2016.

  • CCPH is actively seeking nominations for our 2016 Awards, recognizing those in the Public History field doing extraordinary work. For more information about the awards that we offer and past award winners, visit our Awards webpage.

  • CCPH invites any announcements or articles relating to history from our members and mailing list to include in our updates.

Email any of your submissions to ccph@csus.edu.

Thank you for your continuous support and interest in CCPH!

From: The Catalina Island Museum

Architectural rendering of the front facade of the new Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building. (Courtesy of the Catalina Island Museum)

The Grand Opening Celebration of the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building

Date: June 18 - July 4

Time: Find the full schedule of grand opening events here

Location: 217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, CA

The new museum building designed by the architectural firm of Marengo Morton Architects, will provide well over 18,000 square feet of exhibition and support space. Visitors to the new building can expect all the amenities of a modern museum. A spacious entrance lobby and visitor center offer an impressive welcome. Every visitor's tour begins with a film about Catalina Island's history in the museum's digital theater, which is located just off the main lobby. Also adjacent to the lobby is a fully appointed museum store, which looks out onto an outdoor atrium. A mural composed of Catalina tile and designed by artist Richard Keit is a highlight of the atrium. Expansive exhibition galleries are dedicated to the island's history and to temporary exhibitions, many of which will travel to the island.

One of the most unusual features of the museum is the amount of exterior space that exists both on the building's rooftop and in the gardens immediately adjacent to the museum. A large projection wall directly opposite an amphitheater that seats over 100 people allows the exhibition of films in the evening and is absolutely unique. The design of the building's exterior represents a blend of the Spanish Mission style with the Art Deco influence of the 1920s that predominates in Santa Catalina's landmark building, the Avalon Casino. One of the most inventive areas of the building is its facade, the highest reaches of which were inspired by the famous marquee of Chicago's Wrigley Field. This may be considered a fitting tribute to the Wrigley family, the city of Chicago and the Chicago Cubs - all of which play an important role in Avalon's history.

For its grand opening celebration, the museum is planning a slate of events, films, opening receptions and musical performances that cover the two-week period from June 18th to July 4th. The museum is honored to welcome The Mystical Arts of Tibet. The monks of the Dreprung Loseling Monastery, who will painstakingly create a mandala sand painting in the museum’s lobby from June 26th to July 4th. On July 3rd, the famed multiphonic singers from the monastery will perform traditional temple music and mystical masked dances entitled: Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing.

The Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building is located at 217 Metropole Avenue. Members of the museum are invited to a special preview of the new building on Friday, June 17th, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Become a member today and be the first to experience the New Catalina Island Museum!

The Catalina Island Museum is Avalon’s sole institution devoted to art, culture and history. The museum, its digital theater and store are currently located on the ground floor of Avalon’s historic Casino and are open 7 days a week, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414 or at its website: CatalinaMuseum.org.

From: American Cultural Resources Association

From: California Historical Society

California, the Magic Island and Illustrating California History - A Lecture and Book Launch Event with Doug Hansen Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:00 PM Attend Come learn about how author, Doug Hansen, incorporates California's rich history into fantastic illustrations and descriptions for his children's books, which include: Mother Goose in California, Aesop in California, and his newest offering, California, the Magic Island. Queen Calafia, the main character of a sixteenth-century Spanish romance about an island overflowing with gold and populated by Amazon-like women, is incensed when she hears that we have adopted her name for our state. Being the good and reasonable queen that she is, she’s willing to hear from twenty-six animals about why California is worthy of her name. But if she decides it isn’t, she’ll launch an army of goddesses riding griffins to wreak her vengeance! Each animal characterizes California in a key cultural object or historical event: for example, the swordfish describes the tomols of the Chumash people, while the gull tells Calafia about the Gold Rush. Large, intricate illustrations display a wealth of research into every subject, rendered with the highest level of artistic skill. More majestic than most ABC books, California, the Magic Island is a delightful exploration of what makes California worthy of its regal name.

From: California Association of Museums

TOP TEN TIPS FROM CAM'S PROGRAM COMMITTEE

The 2017 CAM conference will be held in Sacramento March 29-31, 2017. Proposals for sessions and workshops are being accepted through June 10.

Join us in Sacramento, a city rich in California history and culture.

Are you thinking of submitting a proposal? The Conference Program Committee reviews proposals each year and have provided some useful tips to help you get that proposal organized and submitted! Check them out HERE.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW ONLINE COMMUNITY FOR HISTORIANS FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES

The National Archives has launched a new pilot support community for researchers, citizen historians, archival professionals, and open government advocates. Subject matter experts from the National Archives as well as other experts, history enthusiasts, and citizen archivists are available to help with research. Read more

LOS ANGELES COUNTY TOWN HALLS ON ARTS EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Starting in May, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission will present a series of FREE town halls and members of the general public are invited to join the conversation to help shape the future of arts and culture. Town halls are part of a large, inclusive process that will culminate with a report back to the Board of Supervisors with actionable recommendations for the County and the field-at-large. Read more

FAIR PAY FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA NONPROFITS REPORT AVAILABLE

The Fair Pay for Northern California Nonprofits: The 2016 Compensation & Benefits Survey Report, published by Nonprofit Compensation Associates is now available. Read more

RESOURCES FROM AAM REGARDING CYBERSECURITY

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) recently highlighted their Five Steps for Cybersecurity in Small Museums and other online privacy and security resources in the newsletter. Read more

CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES AWARDEES

The California Arts Council (CAC) recently announced $1,654,023 in grants to California nonprofit organizations under three unique competitive grant programs. 102 grants will be awarded for programs supporting arts and at-risk youth; community activation through sustained artist engagement; and statewide and regional arts and cultural networks. Read more

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARTS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES AWARDEES

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission announced the awardees of the new Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program, which provides financial support for exemplary arts projects produced by nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is outside of the arts. Read more

REGISTRATION FOR WMA/MAA 2016 IS NOW OPEN

Registration for the Western Museums Association annual meeting, in partnership with the Museum Association of Arizona, September 25-28, 2016 in Phoenix is now open. Read more

FOUNDATION CENTER WEBINAR: GOVERNMENT GRANTS – JUNE 21 & 28

The Foundation Center is hosting two webinars about the federal funding application process and how it differs from applying for foundation funding. The webinars are titled Government Funding: Readiness, Research, and RFA Review and Government Funding: Writing the Proposal. Read more

FREE WORKSHOP: CENSUS DATA FOR GRANT WRITERS – MAY 26

The Foundation Center is offering a free workshop to review the basics of using census data in grant proposal writing. Attendees will go online and learn to access mapping tools, tables, and other government grant writing resources. May 26, 2016 3-4:30pm in San Francisco. Read more

ONLINE COURSE: CARE OF PHOTOGRAPHS – JUNE 20-AUGUST 5

The Northern States Conservation Center is offering an online course, titled Care of Photographs, that is a broad introduction to the history, technology, identification, and care of photographic materials. Cost $499. Read more

AASLH/MMA 2016 MEETING CALL FOR POSTERS – DUE JUNE 1

This year the AASLH, in partnership with the Michigan Museums Association, is holding their Annual Meeting in Detroit, MI, on September 14-17. They are calling for proposals for poster sessions. The Annual Meeting theme is “The Spirit of Rebirth.” Read more

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

ALLIANCE FOR CALIFORNIA TRADITIONAL ARTS – DUE JULY 15

The Alliance for California Traditional Arts promotes and supports efforts aimed at helping cultural traditions in California thrive now and into the future. To be eligible, applicants must be a California-based 501(c)(3) with an annual organizational budget under $250,000. Read more

KRESS FOUNDATION FUNDS SCHOLARLY EUROPEAN ART PROJECTS – DUE OCTOBER 1

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is accepting applications for its History of Art grant program, which supports scholarly projects that enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grant amounts have ranged from $1,000 to $100,000. Read more

PATAGONIA SUPPORTS GRASSROOTS ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGNS – DUE AUGUST 31

Patagonia’s environmental grant program awards grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded in support of projects that are action-oriented, build public involvement and support, focus on root causes, and demonstrate a commitment to long-term change. Read more

IDEAS42 FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELL-BEING PROJECTS – DUE JUNE 17

Ideas42, a project sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has issued a Call for Applications from groups or organizations that are tackling challenging problems in community health and well-being. Read more

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY FOR EXPEDITIONS COUNCIL GRANTS – OPEN DEADLINE

The National Geographic Society is accepting applications for editorially driven exploration and adventure projects through its Expeditions Council grants program. The proposed project must have the potential to yield compelling stories and images. Read more

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