COVID UPDATE: Due to current COVID mandates the Society will be open “by appointment only” until further notice. Appointments are on first come first served basis and determined by Red Tier restrictions. Please call in advance for an appointment. COVID protocols apply, including but not limited to, masks, social distancing, sanitizing, and questionnaires upon entry.  The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and community members, remains of the utmost importance to us. Please contact us with questions. We can be reached by email at shs@shastahistorical.org, or by hone at (530)243-3720, and we will respond promptly. Thank you for your patience and support during these unusual times.3

Shasta Historical society

Programs

March
Member Meeting: 
Date:
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Title:
Black and
White, In Black 
and White: A Journey

Join us for a conversation with exhibit curator Douglas Keister as he takes us on his journey from discovering some glass plate negatives in his youth to creating an impactful exhibit of imagery.
Mr. Keister will discuss how his curiosity and love of history led to the discovery of these striking photographs attributed to African American photographer John Johnson. Equally as important as Johnson’s depictions of African Americans are his images of blacks, whites, and other racial groups together, an occurrence that was almost unheard of at the time.

Click here to access the program recording.

Second Saturday Story Time
Date/Time: Saturday, April 13th, 10:00 a.m.
on Facebook

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed Story time on Facebook the second Saturday of each month. About 1/2 hour in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are of course welcome, too!
This month’s selection:
Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America by Carole Boston Weatherford. This month’s reader: Kelsey Stahlnecker.

Listen to learn about Gordon Parks, who is most famous for being the first black director in Hollywood. But before he made movies and wrote books, he was a poor African American looking for work. When he bought a camera, his life changed forever. This is the story of how, with a single photograph, a self-taught artist got America to take notice.

April 17, 2021 – 1:30 p.m.
Topic: History of the Camera

Photography, as we know it today, began in the late 1830s in France, and since then cameras have captured important events in history. Join Frank Tona, retired General Manager of Crown Camera, as he discusses cameras, photographers then and now, and camera advancements over the last one hundred years.

To join the meeting  online go to:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82359658772?pwd=RjdNRWZEelpJbkVVZXc0aVB4STBKdz09 
Webinar ID: 823 5965 8772       Passcode: 163845

Or One tap mobile : US: +16699006833, 82359658772,163845#  or +12532158782, 82359658772#,*163845#

Or Telephone:
    Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your
current location):  US: +1 669 900 6833 
or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 312 626 6799  or
+1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592

April Book Club Selection:

An Aristocracy of Color: Race and Reconstruction in California and the West by D. Michael Bottoms

In the South after the Civil War, the reassertion of white supremacy tended to pit white against black. In the West, by contrast, a radically different drama emerged, particularly in multiracial, multiethnic California. Nonwhite Californians—blacks and Chinese in particular—recognized an
unprecedented opportunity to reshape the state’s race relations. Drawing on court records, political debates, and eyewitness accounts, the author brings to life the monumental battle that followed.

This book can be purchased at https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=an+aristocracy+of+color&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss.

To join the meeting go to: 
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86042145382?pwd=Szc2VmJhbHBZanNseFJQVjQvczhnZz09

Date/Time: Thursday, April 29, 2021 -7:00 p.m.
Meeting ID: 860 4214 5382
Passcode: 299298

Second Saturday Story Time

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time, on Facebook on the second Saturday of each month. About 1/2 hour in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under, but all children are welcome. This month’s selection, The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles, will be read by Society Intern, Kelsey Stahlnecker. 

In 1960 six-year-old Ruby Bridges and her family moved from Mississippi to New Orleans in search of a better life. When a judge orders Ruby to attend first grade at William Frantz Elementary, an all-white school, Ruby must face angry mobs of parents who refuse to send their children to school with her. 

Date/Time: Saturday, May 8th, 10:00 a.m. on Facebook.

May Monthly Meeting:

Topic: Untold Stories: The Challenges of Researching Underrepresented Communities
May 15, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

Panel discussion led by Golden Ghosts Producer, Mark Oliver, about the difficulties of researching the history of underrepresented populations in Northern CA. The meeting will be held via Zoom, but members without internet can phone in. Please use the following link to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84350897092?pwd=Zms4T1FKNjBwaDNycnE2WmttRS9odz09

Passcode: 795578

Or One tap mobile :

    US: +16699006833,,84350897092#,,,,*795578#  or +12532158782,,84350897092#,,,,*795578#

Or Telephone:

    Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799

Webinar ID: 843 5089 7092

Passcode: 795578

May
Book Club Selection:
A History of Photography in 50 Cameras (Fifty Things That Changed the Course of History
) by Michael Pritchard 

An exploration of the 180-year story of perhaps the most widely used device ever built. It covers cameras in all forms, revealing the origins and development of each model and tracing the stories of the photographers who used and popularized them. Illustrated throughout with studio shots of all fifty cameras and a selection of iconic photographs made using them. May’s book club selection can be purchased from:  

https://smile.amazon.com/History-Photography-Cameras-Things-Changed/dp/1770855904/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+history+of+photography+in+50+cameras&qid=1613684645&sr=8-1

Date/Time: Thursday, May 27th, 7:00 pm.

 

To join the meeting go to:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86042145382?pwd=Szc2VmJhbHBZanNseFJQVjQvczhnZz09

Meeting ID: 860 4214 5382
Passcode: 299298

Second Saturday Story Time

Date/Time: Saturday, June 12th, 10:00 AM
on Facebook

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on Facebook the second Saturday of each month. About 1/2 hour in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under, but all children are welcome.

This month’s selection, Little People, BIG DREAMS Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser, will be read by Kelsey Stahlnecker. This book is one of a bestselling series of books that explore the lives of outstanding people, all of whom achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. Rosa Parks grew up in Alabama, where she learned to stand up for herself at an early age. In 1955, she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Her courageous decision had a huge impact on civil rights, eventually leading to the end of segregation on public transport.

Special Program: 
A Scholarly Journey Through Shasta County 
Copper Towns 

 Author Ron Jolliff, will lead program attendees on a scholarly journey through Shasta County Copper Towns. We hope to be able to have the program outdoors on the wide walk in front of the Society building, but we will have to wait and see what COVID restrictions will allow. Barring an outdoor event, it will be a virtual event hosted on Zoom, but will also be recorded for later viewing on YouTube. Watch for an update when the location is confirmed.  

Date: June 17, 2021

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

June Book Club Selection:

Wherever There’s a Fight, 10th Anniversary Edition: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties In California by Elaine Elinson & Stan Yogi

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86042145382?pwd=Szc2VmJhbHBZanNseFJQVjQvczhnZz09The story of how freedom and equality have grown in California, from the gold rush right up to the precarious post-9/11 era, and it shows how these pushes for progress have reverberated far beyond the Golden State. June’s book club selection can be purchased from:  https://smile.amazon.com/Wherever-Theres-Fight-10th-Anniversary/dp/1597144916/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=wherever+theres+a+fight+10th&qid=1613688284&sr=8-1

Date/Time: Thursday, June 24th, 7:00 pm.

To join the meeting go to:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86042145382?pwd=Szc2VmJhbHBZanNseFJQVjQvczhnZz09

Meeting ID: 860 4214 5382
Passcode: 299298

Second Saturday Story Time
Date/Time: July 10, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
on Shasta Historical Society’s Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on Facebook the second Saturday of each month. About 1/2 hour in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are of course welcome, too!

This month’s selection: I Have A Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., read by Intern, Kelsey Stahlnecker. 

On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation’s history. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation’s past. This event will be recorded for later viewing on Shasta Historical Society’s YouTube Channel.

July
Book Club

selection: Boomtowns of Shasta Dam: A History of Central Valley, Project
City, Summit City, Toyon and Shasta Dam Village, 1937-1993
by Al M. Rocha

The embodiment of a tremendous amount of original research work, this book is a comprehensive source of information regarding the Shasta Dam communities and a major contribution to our accumulated local knowledge in answering the question of how the Shasta boomtowns were created.  

July’s book club selection can be purchased from:   https://checkout.square.site/merchant/1B735G08BMHW3/checkout/V3VZ4LEGBL5LYRHW3CXHKREF

The book club meets for discussion on July 29, 2021, the last Thursday of the month, at 7:00 pm.

To Join the meeting go use the following link: TBA

 

Second Saturday Story Time
August 14, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
on Shasta Historical Society’s Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on Facebook the second Saturday of each month. About 1/2 hour in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are of course welcome, too!

This month’s selection: Helen Keller A Light for the Blind by Kathleen V. Kudlinski. Read by Intern Kelsey Stahlnecker. When Helen was growing up, there were no facilities to help handicapped students. Still, she learned to speak, read, and write, attended Radcliffe College, wrote multiple books, and lectured all over the world. It wasn’t enough to prove that she could do anything. Helen wanted other handicapped people to know that they could, too. This event will be recorded for later viewing on Shasta Historical Society’s YouTube Channel.

 

August Book Club Selection:
The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea, Updated Edition by Christopher J. LeBron

This condensed intellectual history traces the genesis of the ideas and history that have built into the #BlackLivesMatter movement. August’s book club selection is offered in a bid to help us make sense of the emotions, demands, and arguments of present-day activists and public thinkers.

August’s Book Club selection can be purchased from:
https://smile.amazon.com/Making-Black-Lives-Matter-History/dp/0197577350/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Making+of+Black+Lives+Matter%3A+A+Brief+History+of+an+Idea%2C+Updated+Edition&qid=1616622346&sr=8-1

The book club meets for discussion on August 26th, the last Thursday of the month, at 7:00 pm. To join the meeting go to: TBA 

Second Saturday Story Time

September 11, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
on Shasta Historical Society’s Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time, on Facebook on the second Saturday of each month. About 1/2 hour in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are of course welcome, too! This month’s selection: Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote by Tanya Lee Stone. Read by Intern, Kelsey Stahlnecker.  

Listen to learn about how Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up and fought for what she believed in. From an early age, she knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than accept her lesser status, Elizabeth went to college and later gathered other like-minded women to challenge the right to vote. Here is the inspiring story of an extraordinary woman who changed America forever because she would not take “no” for an answer.

September Book Club Selection Why They Marched: The Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Susan Ware. 

A fresh take on the traditional narrative that begins with Seneca Falls and ends with the victory in 1920, the author illustrates the geographic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic range of the suffrage movement with profiles of 19 equally audacious, talented women, who joined the fight. 

September’s Book Club selection can be purchased from:
https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=Why+They+Marched%3A+The+Untold+Stories+of+the+Women+Who+Fought+for+the+Right+to+Vote&ref=nb_sb_noss

 The book club meets for discussion on September 30th, the last Thursday of the month, at 7:00 pm. To join the meeting go to: To Be Announced.

October Second Saturday Story Time


Date/Time: October 9, 2021, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
on Shasta Historical Society’s Facebook Page

The Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story
time on Facebook the second Saturday of each month. About 1/2 hour in length, it is appropriate for children ten and under. Older children are of course welcome, too! This month’s selection:
Amelia Earhart: Courage in the Sky by Mona Kerby. Read by Intern, Kelsey Stahlnecker.

As a child, Amelia Earhart wondered why there were no heroines in her favorite adventure stories. She resolved to change that when she grew up. And so she did, becoming one of the pioneers of aviation. Not only was Amelia Earhart the first woman in the world to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, she was the first person to cross it twice. Her life became a great adventure story—and a great mystery, too. In 1937, on an around-the-world flight, Amelia disappeared. Today, her courage and sprit remain an inspiration to everyone who
flies or dreams of adventure.

October Book Club Selection:
Dear Mad’m by
 Stella Walthal Patterson

Spend a delightful evening enthralled by the true and captivating experiences of this city lady who at age 80 spent one full year on her mountain mining claim and faced the challenges of a vastly different life.

Available from:

https://checkout.square.site/merchant/1B735G08BMHW3/checkout/H3RFLJEXWAHK2JOJ6ZDPUNCR

or from: https://smile.amazon.com/Dear-Women-Stella-Walthal-Patterson/dp/0879611316/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=dear+mad%27m&qid=1616627119&sr=8-1

Book Club Meeting Date: Time: October 28, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.

To Join the meeting go to: To Be Announced

Second Saturday Story Time
Date/Time: November 13, 2021, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
on Shasta Historical Society’s Facebook Page

The
Shasta Historical Society hosts a history themed story time on Facebook the
second Saturday of each month. About 1/2 hour in length, it is appropriate for
children ten and under. Older children are of course welcome, too! This month’s
selection:
Why Did the Whole World Stop? Talking With Kids About COVID
by
Heather Black. Read by Intern, Kelsey Stahlnecker.

Children ask a lot of questions. Some are easy to answer, others are
tricky, especially when it comes to a social distancing, disrupted schedules,
and a viral pandemic. This illustrated book is a tool that can help open
conversation about Covid-19 and provide accurate information in a kid friendly
format. Bright graphics and simply worded details
.

Monthly Program Meeting
Date: January 23rd, 2021

Topic: Market Street: Past, Present and Future

Speakers include Jay Thompson and Blake Fisher, talking about Market Street prior to the mall project, the mall project, and the future of Downtown Market Street. The meeting will be held via Zoom, but members without internet can phone in.
How to Join the Recording: