Shasta Historical society

Programs

Second Saturday Story Time
Date: August 14, 2021
Time: 10:00-10:30 am
Location: 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.

 

Shasta Historical Society Book Club
Date: August 26, 2021
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Via Zoom

Do you enjoy history? Do you like reading books? If the answer is yes, consider joining The Shasta Historical Society book club where we explore a variety of topics associated with local, state, and national history. Monthly we explore a different book and meet on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. to enjoy a discussion with fellow readers, moderated by Society staff.

August Book Club
Selection: Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century by Barbara Ransby

In Making All Black Lives Matter, award-winning historian Barbara Ransby outlines the scope and genealogy of this movement, documenting its roots in Black feminist politics and situating it squarely in a Black radical tradition, one that is anti-capitalist, internationalist, and focused on some of the most marginalized members of the Black community. From the perspective of a participant-observer, Ransby maps the movement, profiles many of its lesser-known leaders, measures its impact, outlines its challenges, and looks toward its future.

August’s Book Club selection can be purchased from: https://smile.amazon.com/Making-All-Black-Lives-Matter/dp/0520292715/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1X9FWL3C0OQZ3&dchild=1&keywords=making+all+black+lives+matter+by+barbara+ransby&qid=1628104902&sprefix=making+all+black+lives%2Caps%2C248&sr=8-2

The book club meets for discussion on August 26th, the last Thursday of the month, at 7:00 pm.  To join the Zoom meeting visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81781428016?pwd=SVMvUFlFQmQ5QnppMjAzR2kxSDdYUT09

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Second Saturday Story Time
Date: September 11, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Location: On The 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
Date: September 30, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm

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:
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 The book club regularly meets for discussion the last Thursday of the month via Zoom. To join the Zoom Meeting go to:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81781428016?pwd=SVMvUFlFQmQ5QnppMjAzR2kxSDdYUT09

 

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October Second Saturday Story Time
Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Location: On The 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 ad 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
Date: October 28. 2021
Time: 7:00 pm

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.

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Second Saturday Story Time
When: November 13, 2021, 10:00 am
Location: Shasta
Historical Society’s
Facebook Page

Children ages 10 and under, join us on the Second Saturday of each month to explore 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. Story Time will be recorded for later viewing on Shasta Historical Society’s You Tube channel.

This month’s selection: Outside, Inside by LeUyen Pham, will be read by: Heather Farquhar. Something strange happened on an unremarkable day just before the season changed. Everybody who was outside . . . went inside. Outside, it was quieter, wilder, and different. Inside, we laughed, we cried, and we grew. We remembered to protect the ones we love and love the ones who protect us. While the world changed outside, we became stronger on the inside and believed that someday soon spring would come again.

From Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham, Outside, Inside is a moving picture book celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

November Book Club Selection:
All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women’s Right to Vote by Laura Kumin.
Date: November 18th
Time: 7:00 pm
Online Location: TBA

We all likely conjure up a similar image of the women’s suffrage movement: picket signs, red carnations, militant marches through the streets. But was it only these rallies that gained women the exposure and power that led them to the vote? Ever courageous and creative, suffragists also carried their radical message into America’s homes wrapped in food wisdom, through cookbooks, which ingenuously packaged political strategy into already existent social communities. These cookbooks gave suffragists a chance to reach out to women on their own terms, in nonthreatening and accessible ways. Cooking together, feeding people, and using social situations to put people at ease were pioneering grassroots tactics that leveraged the domestic knowledge these women already had, feeding spoonsful of suffrage to communities through unexpected and unassuming channels.

November’s Book Club selection can be purchased from:  https://smile.amazon.com/All-Stirred-Up-Suffrage-Cookbooks/dp/1643134523/ref=sr_1_1?ascsubtag=1ba00-01000-org00-win10-other-smile-us000-gatwy-feature-SEARC&dchild=1&keywords=all+stirred+up&qid=1624399729&sr=8-1

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Second Saturday Story Time
Date: December 11, 2021, 10:00 a.m.
Location: The Society’s Facebook page

Children ages 10 and under, join us on the Second
Saturday of each month to explore 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 book is If You Traveled in a Covered Wagon by Ellen Levine, read by Heather Farquhar. If you traveled west in a covered wagon
–Would you ride in the wagon for the whole trip?
–How would you cross rivers when there were no bridges?
–Without road signs, how would you know where you were? Listen to discover what it was like to be a pioneer and travel west in the 1840s.

 

December Book Club Selection:
Pale Rider by Laura Spinney
Date: December 30th, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm

In 1918, the Italian Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska, and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus — one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on twentieth-century history. The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth — from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi, and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I.

December’s Book Club selection can be purchased from: https://smile.amazon.com/Pale-Rider-Spanish-Changed-World/dp/1541736125/ref=sr_1_2?ascsubtag=1ba00-01000-org00-win10-other-smile-us000-gatwy-feature-SEARC&dchild=1&keywords=pale+Rider&qid=1624401708&sr=8-2

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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
Date: July 29, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm

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

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Second Saturday Story Time
Date: July 10, 2021
Time: 10:00-10:30 am
Location: On the 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.

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

Date: Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm

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The 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

Book Signing

Shasta County Copper Towns by Ron Jolliff
Date: June 17, 2021
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00
Location: 1449 Market Street, Redding

Area author, Ron Jolliff, has long been associated with numerous historical groups in Shasta County, and has produced other local history books for the Shasta Historical Society. Today he will be signing his latest publication, Shasta County Copper Towns from 10:00-12:00 at 1449 Market Street, on the sidewalk in front of the Shasta Historical Society, Redding (be sure to observe COVID protocols by social distancing & wearing a mask). To avoid being disappointed on the day of the event you can purchase your book in advance. Contact Shasta Historical Society (530)243-3720 or purchase online at  https://checkout.square.site/merchant/1B735G08BMHW3/checkout/BE3X7CYWFRP25W4YTJDWEVHQ

June Monthly Program

Topic: An LGTBQ Overview – “Voices of Shasta County” 

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021

Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWRokBlro-M

Members of the NorCal Outreach Board of Directors and community members will share the history of the LGBTQ+ community’s fight for civil liberties here in Shasta County. The journey will lead us through a discussion about popular hang outs, organizations past and present that support the community, notable Shasta County community members that identify as LGBTQ+ and a local tragedy that deeply affected many. Discussion will be followed by a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.

The Shasta Historical Society strives to communicate the many stories that make up Shasta County history. This year, the Society chose to focus on the often-untold stories that are a significant part of who and where we are as a community today.

Second Saturday Story Time
Date: June 12, 2021
Time: 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Location: On the Society’s Facebook Page

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxU-4M96lyA

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: Little People, BIG DREAMS Rosa Parks by Lisbeth Kaiser, read by Kelsey Farquhar. This book is one of a bestselling series of books that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists, 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. This event has been recorded for later viewing on Shasta Historical Society’s YouTube Channel. 

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

Date: Thursday, May 27th
Time: 7:00 pm Meeting ID

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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: 

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May Monthly Meeting
Topic: Untold Stories: The Challenges of  Researching Underrepresented Communities

Date: May 15, 2021
Time: 1:30 p.m.

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CaqurxU0dU

 

Panel discussion led by Golden Ghosts Producer, Mark Oliver, about the difficulties of researching the history of underrepresented populations in Northern CA. 

Second Saturday Story Time
Date: Saturday, May 8th
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
Location: on The 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, 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.  This program has been recorded for later viewing on The Shasta Historical Society’s YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/PcOXGotW2Dg

April Book Club Selection:

An Aristocracy of Color: Race and Reconstruction in California and the Westby D. Michael Bottoms
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Meeting ID: 860 4214 5382 & Passcode: 299298

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.

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April Monthly Meeting
Topic: History of the Camera
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Time: 1:30 pm

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.

 

Second Saturday Story Time
Date: April 10, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Location: On The 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: Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America by Carole Boston Weatherford, read by Kelsey Farquhar. 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. This event is available for later viewing on Shasta Historical Society’s YouTube Channel. https://youtu.be/YEDYFPnhVyQ

 

March Book Club Selection
Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss, and Luck
by Gary Noy  Date: Thursday,
March 25, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86042145382…
Meeting ID: 860 4214 5382 and Passcode: 299298

 
In less than ten years, more than 300,000 people made the journey to California, some from as far away as Chile and China. This book explores the deeply human stories of the California Gold Rush generation, drawing out all the brutality, tragedy, humor, and prosperity as lived by those who experienced it. The book club meets for discussion on the last Thursday of each month. March’s book club
selection can be purchased from: 
https://www.amazon.com/…/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01…

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.

 

Saturday Story Time
Date: March 13, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Location: On The 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: She Persisted Harriet Tubman by Andrea Davis Pinkney. This month’s reader: To Be Announced. Born enslaved, Harriet Tubman rose to become one of the most successful, determined, and well-known conductors of the Underground Railroad. With her family’s love planted firmly in her heart, Harriet looked to the North Star for guidance–and its light helped guide her way out of slavery. Her courage made it possible for her to help others reach freedom too. This program was recorded and is available for later viewing at https://youtu.be/DWuvA5yDSOY.

February Book Selection:
Redding The First Hundred Years by Edward Petersen.
Date: February 25th, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86042145382…
Meeting ID: 860 4214 5382 and Passcode: 299298


This book is a cursory overview of the history of Redding’s first 100 years. The book can be purchased from the Society online Store from the link below
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February Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom (https://zoom.us/join) and type in the Meeting ID 864 4996 9691 and Password 825134

The Shasta Historical Society invites you to join us for a program celebrating the season of love through poetry. Both continue to enrich the human spirit and stand the test of time, so what better way to celebrate the month of romance and Valentine’s Day than by hosting an open poetry reading? As the Historical Society we encourage the reading of poetry from days gone by and local authors, but yesterday is history, too,  so we are open to more recent compositions as well. Poems can be any length or genre, written by you or another, can celebrate the love of almost anything and must be read by you. All poems must be submitted to shs@shastahistorical.org by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 19th for review, as it is a family friendly event. Upon submission a presenter invitation will be sent to those wishing to participate. If you are planning to participate via phone and do not have a way to electronically submit your poem, please contact us at 530-243-3720 to make other arrangements. For all wishing to attend, but not participate, simply go to  the Zoon location noted above.
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Second Saturday Story Time
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Time:10:00 am
Location: On The 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: What were the Roaring Twenties? by Michele Mortlock. This month’s reader is Tristen Aitken.

Listen to learn about the bees’ knees, the cat’s meow, Flappers, flagpole sitting, and the Ford Model T–just a few of the things that were unique to the Roaring Twenties. This event has been recorded for later viewing on You Tube at https://youtu.be/mWqxiFGENiU.

January Book Club  Selection
Highway 99: The History of California’s Main Stree

by Stephen H. Provost
Date: January 28, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86042145382?pwd=Szc2VmJhbHBZanNseFJQVjQvczhnZ (Meeting ID: 860 4214 5382 and Passcode: 299298I)

The History of California’s Main Street turns back the clock to those days when a narrow ribbon of
asphalt tied communities together, including downtown Redding. The book is available from https://smile.amazon.com/ ISBN: 9781610352963. 

January Monthly Meeting
Date: January 23rd, 2021
Time: 1:30 pm

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.
Recording:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeVWx5PQb0o

 

 

Second Saturday Story Time
Date: January 9, 2021
Time: 10:00
Location: On The Society’s Facebook page

Children ages 10 and under, join us on the Second Saturday of each month to explore 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 book is If You Lived at the Time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake by Ellen Levine, read by Tristen Aitken. The program has been recorded for later viewing  on the Shasta Historical Society’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/h2e87SW34XY.