Here are some interesting history events happening soon in California as well as articles pertaining to history.
In other news:
CCPH invites any announcements or articles relating to history from our members and mailing list to include in our updates. CCPH is also accepting submissions for our California History Action web page. Any Public History articles, book reviews, events and/or projects are welcomed as submissions to help us promote history. Email any of your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continuous support!
National History Day - California
MEMBERS: HERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HISTORY. Please join CCPH and support this important program by volunteering your time to judge NHD-CA entries. Student entries you review could include websites, papers, exhibits, documentary films, and stage performances. This year’s theme “Taking a Stand in History” should produce many inspirational entries. If you are unable to judge, please share this information with others. Thank you!
JUDGES STILL NEEDED
We are still short judges for the following rounds:
Saturday Morning Session (7:30 AM - 12:30 PM) - Need 8 more
Saturday Afternoon Session (12:30 PM - 4:00 PM) - Need 10 more
Saturday Evening Session (6:15 PM - 9:00 PM) - Need 20 more
Sunday Morning Session (7:45 AM - 12:30 PM) - Need 15 more
If you are already scheduled to judge and end up being available to help out for an additional round, please e-mail one of the below coordinators and/or stop by the check-in table at Bernardoni Hall to see if you are needed.
Teachers who are interested can earn 1 unit of academic credit through Sonoma State University for judging at NHD-CA. To earn the credit you will need to judge for 3 sessions. The cost for the unit is $65. Contact Whitney Olson at email@example.com for more information.
Thanks again for helping out - We look forward to seeing you at NHD-CA!
Sacramento County Office of Education
Coordinator, Student Events/Competitions Coordinator, National History Day-California
From: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
Critter Corral at Museum
Visit and Pet Farm Animals
Weekends through August
Micke Grove Park - Visit and pet a variety of live farm animals every weekend May 6 through August 27 at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Regional Park. The Critter Corral is free with regular Museum admission, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., except in case of significant rain or other unsafe conditions.
The 18-acre Historical Museum reveals the rich history of San Joaquin County in eight exhibition buildings, four historic buildings, the renovated Sunshine Trail (a living exhibition of native plants and habitats) and the new Delta Water path.
Recent additions at the Museum include an exciting 9,000-square foot exhibition on “Innovators in Agriculture” in the Cortopassi-Avansino Building. A special exhibition, “Washington Street: The Heart and Soul of Stockton Chinatown,” continues through May 28. It will be followed by a showing of the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibition, “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” from June 24 through August 6.
Regular Museum admission is $5 for adults (18-64), $4 for seniors (65+) and teens (13-17), and $2 for children (6-12). Admission is free for children 5 and under and for members of the San Joaquin County Historical Society. There is a parking fee for each vehicle entering Micke Grove Regional park, waived for members of the Historical Society. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday; closed Mondays and Tuesdays and selected holidays.
The San Joaquin County Historical Society operates the Historical Museum. The Society provides education programs for school groups such as “Valley Days” and “Pioneer School Day” (in the 1866 Calaveras School). The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. For more information see www.SanJoaquinHistory.org.
From: Alliance for California Traditional Arts
New Funding Opportunities for 2018: ACTA's Living Cultures Grants Program and Apprenticeship Program
LIVING CULTURES GRANTS PROGRAM Deadline to apply: JULY 17, 2017
The Living Cultures Grants Program seeks to sustain and strengthen the folk and traditional arts in the state of California with grants of $5,000 to California-based nonprofits, as well as other organizations who work with fiscal sponsors.
To learn more about ACTA's Living Cultures Grants Program, click here.
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Deadline to apply: JULY 17, 2017
The Apprenticeship Program encourages the continuity of California's traditional arts and cultures by contracting master artists to offer intensive, one-on-one training to qualified apprentices. Each $3,000 contract will support a period of concentrated learning for apprentices demonstrate a committed engagement with and talent for a specific folk and traditional art form or practice.
To learn more about ACTA's Apprenticeship Program, click here.
Join a webinar with ACTA staff to learn more about these programs. See more on our website.
On March 28th ACTA and our partners LA Commons, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles Promise Zone Office and Youth Policy Institute, kicked off the Promise Zone Arts project with an evening of food, performance, and community engagement.
The project is a two-year cultural asset mapping program that will celebrate the cultural treasures of the Los Angeles Promise Zone. Read on to learn about how you can get involved!
For over 30 years, CERF+ (the Craft Emergency Relief Fund) has provided emergency relief to artists working in craft disciplines who have experienced a career-threatening emergency. In an effort to assist more artists working in craft disciplines whose work is rooted in and reflective of the cultural life of their community, CERF+ has developed guidelines that specifically address the needs of folk and traditional artists.
To learn more about this important resource available to traditional artists, visit the new guidelines on the CERF+ website. MORE INFO
PALOS VERDES & ROLLING HILLS-- These hands-on events are part of a series hosted by the Palos Verdes Library District, and include Japanese bilingual storytime, arts and crafts, film screenings, and sumi-e painting workshops.
SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND, RICHMOND- Barnstorm for Inner City Baseball with film screening of GHOST TOWN TO HAVANA, the San Francisco Junior Giants, and Positive Coaching Alliance! Join us for three free Bay Area community screenings.
BAKERSFIELD-- California Humanities will conduct a free information session about funding opportunities for humanities programming in Bakersfield on Thursday, May 4, from 11:00 am– 1:00 pm hosted by our long-time programming partner, Kern County Library.
LA HABRA-- Film screening and discussion of the film LET THE FIRE BURN as well as a discussion of race relations, inner city poverty, and how documentary film can expose stereotypes and help confront institutional racism.
NATIONAL BROADCAST-- Eddy Zheng came to America with his family when he was 12 years old. Then at the age of 16, he committed a horrible crime: home invasion and kidnapping. He was sent to San Quentin Maximum Security Prison, the youngest prisoner in the jail.