On Saturday, April 9, Dr. John Parker, LCHS President, will be presenting a talk ‘Anderson Marsh: The Back Story’, plus, a documentary film, ‘A Walk Through Time’. This is a members-only event at which you can join at the door.
Next year is the 40th anniversary of the acquisition of Anderson Marsh and Ranch as a new State Historic Park. With its majestic landscapes, diverse wildlife, and a history spanning 14,000 years, Anderson Marsh State Historic Park is one of the most unique places in all of California. What extraordinary events led to the park’s creation?
Dr. John Parker will present the story of the 6 years of behind-the-scenes work it took to secure the funds to acquire the park; including nominating the area to the National Register of Historic Places, public awareness work, people getting fired, recall campaigns, fines, fraud, arrests, and ‘Devine’ intervention.
Dr. Parker will also show the Emmy award winning documentary “A Walk Through Time” that presents the history of the Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, and the people who used it.
This is an exclusive, members-only event, however, you are welcome to join on arrival.