Monday, August 15, 2011

Bounty of the Golden State

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Evening with the Collection 

$4 Suggested Donation
Free for California Historical Society members

Please RSVP to 415.357.1848, ext. 229 or

Ah, the bounty of the Golden State! California boasts the widest variety of crops and livestock of any state.  The California Historical Society is celebrating the fall harvest season during our August Evening with the Collection. During this special one night reception, take a special peek into the California Historical Society’s permanent collection of harvest- and agriculture-themed items. View colorful and creative fruit crate labels: Jewel Oranges, Blue Mountain Pears, Old Mission Olives, and more. Take a gander at lovely promotional brochures that counties produced to proclaim that their land is the best, the most fertile, the most pleasant.  From apples to vineyards, pigs to peaches to poultry, we’ve got it in California! At this Evening with the Collection, you will be able to enjoy light refreshments while perusing the fascinating harvest items as well as our current exhibition, A Century of Landscapes: Selections from the California Art Club.

This event continues the California Historical Society’s introduction of the California Ephemera Project, which provides access to the finding aids of ephemera collections at California institutions. The ephemera collections span from 1850 to the present, and contain advertisements, announcements, brochures, catalogs, menus, pamphlets, billheads, theater programs, clippings, bylaws, flyers, tickets, travel guides, and more. Collections represent California businesses, associations, schools, institutions, and clubs; events ranging from world’s fairs and earthquakes to parades and protests; buildings and structures, including the construction of Bay Area bridges; and extensive biographical files on both well-known and little-known Californians.

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