Here are some interesting history events happening soon in California as well as articles pertaining to history.
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From: Contra Costa County Historical Society
Saturday, September 16
In the Shadow of Diablo: Mystery of the Great Stone House
History talk and book signing with Dan Hanel
1:00pm – 3:00pm
CoCo History Center
724 Escobar Street, Martinez
The Contra Costa County Historical Society invites you to its next Author in the Archives Series on Saturday, September 16th. Author and educator Dan Hanel presents an illustrated talk about his book In The Shadow of Diablo: Mystery of the Great Stone House.
Enjoy hearing Dan talk about his novel which alternates between a local teacher’s present day adventure and the historical accounts of the brutal murder of Dr. John Marsh, one of the most important figures in Contra Costa County and California history.
Dan’s talk begins at 1:00 p.m. Book signing to follow immediately.
Contra Costa County History Center 724 Escobar Street, Martinez
Admission and parking are free.
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP is requested. Email: email@example.com or Call: (925) 229-1042
A $10 donation is suggested at the door. All proceeds benefit the preservation work of the CoCo County archives.
About the Author
Dan Hanel has been an educator for over 30 years - as an award winning science teacher receiving the Eukel Teacher Trust award for outstanding teachers of Contra Costa County and named the Distinguished High School Science Teacher for the State of California; as an award winning school administrator serving as a high school Assistant Principal, a Curriculum Coordinator for K-12 Math and Science, and as a Principal of Student Programs for the Contra Costa County Office of Education. He grew up in Richmond, CA and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Biology. He received a Masters in Education from Cal State University, Hayward. Dan and his wife currently live in Brentwood, CA. For more information, visit www.danhanel.com
From: California Historical Society
60th Anniversary of On the Road with Jack Kerouac Biographer Dennis McNally
Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 5:30 PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Learn More
Join us for a very special evening with Dennis McNally, curator of On the Road to the Summer of Love and the author of Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America. McNally will talk about the book’s importance, Kerouac’s influence on the counterculture, and the Beat influence on San Francisco in the years leading up to the Summer of Love. As the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love heads toward an end, it is an evening you won’t want to miss.
These Walls Speak Film Screening and Discussion
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6:00 PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Learn More
Join us for a special screening of the film These Walls Speak with one of the filmmakers, Carla Wojczuk. The film documents and contextualizes San Francisco's community mural movement, early murals, and mural artists, incorporating old and new archival materials.
From: California Association of Museums
EMERGING LEADERS OF COLOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE – AUGUST 31
Western States Arts Federation is seeking applicants for their 2017 Emerging Leaders of Color Professional Development Program. The program promotes equity in the arts by building a cohort of cultural leaders of color in the western United States, strengthening competencies, and preparing participants for leadership positions in the field by providing networking opportunities and deepening their understanding of the arts in America. Two California participants will be selected. Learn more
CONFERENCE: 2017 GRANTMAKERS IN THE ARTS OCTOBER 18-31 – EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS AUGUST 31
The Grantmakers in the Arts Conference provides a networking opportunity for arts grantmakers nationwide to share best practices, learn from each other, and stay up to date in the field. This year's conference takes place Saturday, October 28, through Tuesday, October 31, in Detroit, MI. Early registration ends August 31. Attendance is open to foundations, public funding agencies, and corporate giving programs. Learn more
2017 AASLH ONLINE CONFERENCE: SEPTEMBER 7 – 8
Register to participate virtually in the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Annual Meeting sessions September 7-8. Each session is broadcast live from the Annual Meeting, as a presentation reworked for a live audience. See slides, ask questions, and interact online with presenters and the virtual audience. Learn more
WEBINAR: HOW TO MAKE EVERYONE AT YOUR NONPROFIT A FUNDRAISER – SEPTEMBER 12
How can you create a culture in which everyone shares responsibility for fundraising? Many factors contribute to a nonprofit’s desire to shift to a culture of philanthropy – perhaps the biggest driver is the fierce competition for charitable dollars. Learn more
WEBINAR: GETTING STARTED WITH EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING – SEPTEMBER 14
The AAM Getting Started series presents basic and practical information on selected topics for museum colleagues who are new to their functional role, individuals entering the museum field from a different industry, or both. Join museum human resources professionals to discuss the basics of employee onboarding, including defining and crafting an onboarding process, developing activities to include at various points in your onboarding program, and creating a customized onboarding toolkit for your institution. Learn more
FORUM: MEMBERSHIP/MARKETING PROFESSIONALS FORUM – SEPTEMBER 15
The Membership/Marketing Professionals Forum is a unique opportunity in Sacramento to exchange ideas and challenges with your peers. Though it is primarily for managers, directors, and VPs, the forum is open to all association staff who are interested in learning. The forum will focus on networking and be peer-facilitated in a relaxed and informal setting. Learn more
2017 WESTERN MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: SEPTEMBER 20 –23
WMA’s theme this year, UNITE, focuses on the ways museums can unite across sectors, communities, and borders to work toward innovative and inclusive solutions to shared concerns. The international museum dialogue in Edmonton is certain to be groundbreaking, and the cross-pollination of ideas promises to contribute powerfully to positive change in the museum sector. Learn more
WEBINAR: GETTING STARTED WITH CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS – SEPTEMBER 28
Learn how to form partnerships with businesses that align with your mission to attract revenue and raise awareness of your work. Nonprofits can form long-lasting ties with corporate partners by offering benefits such as volunteer opportunities for employees, positive news coverage, or access to supporters through social media or live events. Learn more
CONFERENCE: NATIONAL GUILD FOR COMMUNITY ARTS EDUCATION – NOVEMBER 15 – 18
The National Guild conference is the annual gathering of the nonprofit arts education community, providing learning, networking, and tools to ensure all people have opportunities to maximize their creative potential. Featuring more than four dozen workshops, roundtables, plenary sessions, site visits, and social events – plus full-day preconference institutes –delegates will develop new skills, share effective practices, build relationships with colleagues, and return home inspired by new ideas about how to advance their organization and better serve their community. This year's conference will focus on how arts education can serve as a source of hope, healing, and strength, in challenging times. All arts education stakeholders are encouraged to participate: leaders, funders, policy makers, academics, researchers, and allies, including those in non-arts sectors. Learn more