Shasta Historical society


This Month

December Second Saturday Story Time

Date: December 10, 2022                                                                                                                              Time: 10-10:30am                                                                                                                                                Location: Shasta Historical Society Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on Facebook the second Saturday of each month. About 30-45 minutes in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are welcome, too! The Second Saturday of each month explores history and historical events through books. Each month a new book and topic will be explored, and you will learn facts about local history that relate to the story we read. This month’s selection: Spies, Code Breakers and Secret Agents: A World War II Book for Kids by Carole P. Roman
From spy schools and ciphers to sneaky tools and secret armies, this guide takes you on a declassified tour of the undercover operations that helped decide the outcome of World War 2

December Book Club Selection:

What Lies Beneath: California Pioneer Cemeteries and Graveyards by Gail Jenner

Date: December 15, 2022                                                                                                                             Time: 7:00pm                                                                                                                                       Location: Shasta Historical Society

Unearth the Mysteries of Those Who Lie Beneath the Oldest Graveyards in the Golden State
In each of California’s 58 counties there are hundreds (and hundreds) of cemeteries, burial sites, and abandoned graveyards, some tucked away behind storefronts or under paved streets. “Burying grounds” are found in neighborhoods, pastures, fields, downtowns, backyards, or deep in the woods. In What Lies Beneath: California Pioneer Cemeteries and Graveyards, author Gail L. Jenner exhumes the stories of these pioneers buried beneath the soil, pavement, and rocks, or under the waters of this state. This guide also provides descriptions of headstone features and symbols, and demystifies the burial traditions used by the Native Americans, Spanish, Chinese immigrants, and early California pioneers and settlers.

December’s Book Club selection can be purchased: Amazon Smile


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