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SOURCE California Historical Society
Daytime and evening programs throughout the month of July highlight stories from one of California's Awe-Inspiring Treasures, and events include special presentations from Outdoor Afro members as they report back from their trip retracing the trail of the Buffalo Soldiers; Also Latino Outdoors share their stories and mission to engage the Latino community about Yosemite and the National Parks System.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society launches new daytime and evening programs that bring the beauty and history of Yosemite to San Francisco. Throughout the month of July as part of the ongoing exhibition, Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, the California Historical Society will host special event, presentations, educational programs and family events.
Yosemite: A Storied Landscape highlights a broad collection of stories told through multiple and varied perspectives. From the Christmas-time hijinks of the photographer Ansel Adams to the summertime patrols of the post-Civil War–era Buffalo Soldiers, these tales link the famous with the unknown, the new with the old.
Along with the exhibition, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, the month-long programs and events bring the tales of Yosemite to the City and for people of all ages, uncovering a human history of Yosemite that is as complex and diverse as California itself.
Presentations will include stories from legendary Yosemite rock claimer Glen Denny to the amazing tales of the African American troopers, known as the Buffalo Soldiers that patrolled the Yosemite wilderness and served a crucial role in the stewardship of these lands in and Sequoias Parks in 1899, 1903, and 1904.
More information about upcoming events can be found at californiahistoricalsociety.org and include:
Join award winning journalist and MOAD founding board member Belva Davis and Rue Mapp, Founder of Outdoor Afro for a conversation with Outdoor Afro members reporting on a June 2014 trip to retrace the trail of the Buffalo Soldiers the Presidio of San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. This interactive evening will share the oral histories of Outdoor Afro participants in the trip, including first time visitors to Yosemite, historians, and National Park Service rangers. Information about the campaign to establish a National Historic Trail commemorating the Buffalo Soldiers will be shared. Additional speakers include Anthea Hartig, Executive Director, CHS; Teresa Baker, Founder of African American National Parks; Monica Parker, recording artist and first time visitor to Yosemite; Charlotte Parker, Outdoor enthusiast; and Felicia Goldwire, member, North Bay Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Chapter and re-enactor Cathay Williams, the only documented female buffalo soldier. The program is presented in partnership by Outdoor Afro, National Park Service, Museum of the African Diaspora and the California Historical Society. Proceeds will support efforts to make the Buffalo Soldiers' trail from the Presidio to Yosemite a national landmark.
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