Kim Bancroft has created a new edition of the 1890 autobiography of her great-great-grandfather, Hubert Howe Bancroft, historian and founder of the Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley. Literary Industries: Chasing a Vanishing West, is published by Heyday. She will present a slide show about H.H. Bancroft, his historical work, and his legacy. In honor of Earth Day, she’ll focus on Bancroft’s attitude toward nature, both for the life of the mind and in relation to California’s resources and developments in the 19th century. Vicki Patterson will speak about Native Americans and their environment when California became a state. Please join the Museum in celebrating Literary Industries and its Local Editor. The slide show begins at 5:30 PM.
Free and open to the public; for more information visit mendocinomuseum.org/events-calendar.html.