Richard Schwartz at the Sonoma Valley Historical Society

Saturday Oct 14 2017  
Sonoma Valley Historical Society  , ,  

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty author Richard Schwartz will give an illustrated talk on M. B. Curtis, his famous character Sam’l of Posen, and both characters’ influence on American culture. Details to follow.

Richard SchwartzRichard Schwartz is a historian and the author of Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old Berkeley; Earthquake Exodus, 1906; Berkeley 1900; and The Circle of Stones. An outdoor enthusiast and animal lover, he worked on a Pennsylvania Dutch farm before heading west to find higher mountains. He now lives in Berkeley, California, where he works as a building contractor and documents early Native American sites in the Bay Area. Visit his website at