Events

Upcoming Events

Historical Walk ~ Redding Cemetery

August 29 2014 at 07:00 PM
Meeting Location: Corner of Continental and Eureka Way

Redding Cemetery—This is the oldest existing cemetery in the town of Redding.   A walk through this cemetery, with a little back-ground knowledge, helps the history buff piece together the fascinating old times of our region.  There are people buried here that were instrumental in every phase of Shasta County’s development:  transportation and distribution of supplies; mining; logging and milling; farming and ranching; construction of Shasta Dam; and government.

In addition to being a “history book” of the local area, the Redding Cemetery displays examples of the social inequities that historically existed, including specific areas designated for minorities and indigents.  We will also discuss the history of modern cemetery design and headstone symbolism.

 

Historical Walk ~ Diestelhorst Bridge and Nearby Doings

August 30 2014 at 07:00 PM
Meeting Location: Senior Citizens Center Parking Lot

Diestelhorst Bridge and Nearby Doings—When early settlers, the Diestelhorst family, bought their land along the Sacramento River, farming was on their mind. The closest town, Shasta, was the commercial outlet for their output. With the coming of the railroad in
1872 and a series of later events, this area’s role gradually changed.

This tour visits sites along both northern and southern banks of the Sacramento River with a stroll across the recently restored Diestelhorst footbridge. Topics of discussion include: the earliest residents, the Indians; early entrepreneurs; and the real reason for why Diestelhorst Bridge was constructed. This is an excellent place to discuss and observe the many changes that have occurred in the Redding area during the past 100-years, including the way that water is managed in the Sacramento River and how the river’s recreational opportunities have changed with time. Come to the walk and enjoy the Diestelhorst Bridge and maybe we can decide on additional ways to celebrate the bridge and the historical tidbits that still cling to its sides!

 

The History of Tiger Field and Baseball in Redding

September 20 2014 at 01:30 PM
September Membership Meeting and Program

The History of Tiger Field and Baseball in Redding

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Join us for our monthly program at the Shasta County Downtown College Building across the promenade from the Historical Society.

 

100 Years of the ACID Canal

October 18 2014 at 01:30 PM
October Membership Meeting and Program

100 Years of the ACID Canal

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Join us for our monthly program at the Shasta County Downtown College Building across the promenade from the Historical Society.

 

Tales from the Tombstone Cemetery Symposium

October 25 2014 at 12:00 AM
Tales from the Tombstone Cemetery Symposium

Saturday, October 25, 2014 Time TBA

Join us for the Shasta County Cemetery Symposium at the Shasta County Downtown College Building across the promenade from the Historical Society.  The morning will be followed by tours of local cemeteries.