Shasta Historical society


This Month

September Second Saturday Story Time

Date: September 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: Save The Land by Bethany Stahl.
Discover the importance of trees with Amari and Momma as we learn about the Great Green Wall!
September Monthly Program: Changing Tides, Changing Fortunes: Shasta Dam and It’s Impact on Shasta County.
Date: Saturday September 17, 2022 
Time: 1:30pm
Location: IOOF Building: 1435 Butte Street, Redding, CA 96001
Join us as Tami Corn, Project Coordination Specialist at the Bureau of Reclamation discusses the economic and social changes that came about with the building of the Shasta Dam. She will also expand on ‘River of Rock’ the conveyor belt that transported rock to the Dam and how it came about, how it was built and used, and what is left of it today. Entry is free for members and $5 for non-members.
This program is in collaboration with our newest exhibit “Hidden Treasures of Shasta Lake: What Lies Beneath the Waters?” This exhibit explores the often-forgotten history that hides beneath Shasta Lake. Through this exhibit learn why Shasta Dam was built and how Shasta Lake changed the landscape.

Making the Case for Historic Preservation & The Economic Incentives for Historic Preservation Free 2 day Webinar 

Date: Tuesday, September 27 and “The Economic Incentives for Historic Preservation”, Thursday, September 29, from 11:00am-12:30pm

Register Here:…/revitalizing.../. 

The California Preservation Foundation, The McConnell Foundation, VIVA Downtown and the Shasta Historical Society are teaming up present a two-part workshop titled “Making the Case for Historic Preservation”, Tuesday, September 27 and “The Economic Incentives for Historic Preservation”, Thursday, September 29, from 11am-12:30pm, virtually at. The cost is free, but registration is required. Please register at…/revitalizing…/.
Representatives from the Los Angeles Conservancy, Heritage Strategies International and Place Economics will present on day one. Representatives from the National Trust Community Investment Corporation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, California Preservation Foundation, and Chattel Architecture will present on day two.
California Preservation Foundation, Architectural Resources Group, National Trust Community Investment Corporation, Place Economics and Chattel Architecture will explore how historic preservation can positively impact a community. The journey will lead us through a discussion about historic preservations role in the economic vitality of communities across California and the country.
Preservation of our historic places helps instill community pride, strengthen communities, generate jobs and build sustainable cities and towns. This two-day program will make the case for historic preservation in Redding and surrounding communities by reviewing why historic preservation is important in communities of all sizes and the economic impact of historic preservation. The segment will end with a review of the resources at the federal, state and local level for information about historic preservation programs. The second day of the program will present overviews of the most common financial incentives available to property owners and communities to encourage and support historic preservation. The overview will include presentations on the 20% federal historic tax credit, California’s new historic tax credit, and programs such as the California’s Mills Act and the California Historical Building Code. The program will end with a presentation on the Secretary of the Interior’s (SOI) Standards and Guidelines, a critical part of the framework of the national preservation program. The SOI Standards and Guidelines are used by every SHPO in the country and by many local governments.
The California Preservation Foundation provides statewide leadership, advocacy and education to ensure the protection of California’s diverse cultural heritage and historic places. The McConnell Foundation’s mission is to help build better communities through philanthropy. VIVA Downtown is a Main Street America organization dedicated to social, cultural and economic development in Downtown Redding. The Shasta Historical Society actively preserves, promotes, and brings to life the history of Shasta County.

September Book Club Selection:

The Stagecoach in Northern California by Cheryl Anne Stapp

Date: September 29, 2022                                                                                                                           Time: 7:00pm

New England stagemen followed thousands of bedazzled gold rushers out west in 1849, carving out the first public overland transportation routes in California. Daring drivers like Hank Monk navigated treacherous terrain, while entrepreneurs such as James Birch, Jared Crandall and Louis McLane founded stagecoach companies traveling from Stockton to the Oregon border and over the formidable Sierra Nevada. Stagecoaches hauling gold from isolated mines to big-city safes were easy targets for highwaymen like Black Bart. Road accidents could end in disaster–coaches even tumbled down mountainsides. Journey back with author Cheryl Anne Stapp to an era before the railroad and automobile arrived and discover the wild history of stagecoach travel in California.

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

To join the meeting: download Zoom and click here!

Meeting ID: 817 8142 8016          Passcode:  261449

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