Museum of the Sierra Folklore Webinar Series: Bad Boys of the Central Sierra

Date/Time: Thursday, March 31st at 6:00 pmLocation: Zoom Meeting RoomSpeaker: Steve MerrillCost: FREE!Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/folklore-webinar-series-bad-boys-of-the-central-sierra-tickets-288301907767Presentation Overview:Evans and Sontag: Train robbers of the Old West, right here in the Central Valley. Simmering anger at the all-dominating Southern Pacific railroad erupted into five violent train robberies in between 1889 and 1892. Aften months on the run to Eshom Valley, and other Sierra locations, they encountered a posse. John Sontag died from gunshots at the Stone Corral, northeast of Visalia, in a shootout with the deputies in June,1893. Chris Evans was eventually apprehended. After a jail break in Fresno, resulting in eventual recapture, he received…

2:00 pm 31st Annual Members Meeting

Museum Media Room & Outside SeatingMembership Social             2:00 @ CSHS Museum Media Room Annual Meeting                   2:30 @ CSHS Seating Outside Museum Media Room BOD Election Meeting         Immediately Following   Effective March 1, 2022  Fresno County Guidelines "Strong Recommendation" that all persons, regardless of vaccine status, continue indoor masking 

Sierra Voices #1 – Search & Rescue in the Sierra Nevada

Title - Search & Rescue in the Sierra NevadaREGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sierra-voices-search-rescue-in-the-sierra-nevada-tickets-324362255237 Presentation Summary - Listen to Jim Dixon discuss his personal experience as a member of the Fresno County Sheriff Mounted Posse Search and Rescue (SAR) team and how the SAR teams utilize horses and mules to navigate the rugged wilderness. Jim will also discuss fire and safety tips and provide resources available in emergency situations. Speaker - Jim Dixon hitch-hiked to Shaver Lake in 1969, when he was just 18 years old, to work at China Peak. In 1971, Jim met and married his wife, Debby, while she was a waitress at Angelo’s Bakery.…

1pm-4pm – A Taste of Shaver

Taste of Shaver Lake - Outdoors at the museum Saturday May 21, 2022 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Admission is FREE $5 sample plates and beer for purchase Food Vendors:  Shaver Lake Trading Post, Big Creek General Store's Down to Earth Bakery & Deli, Shaver Lake Coffee & Deli, Hungry Hut, Cressman's and At the Point Burgers & BourbonLive music and games, a fun family event Event will be held on he museum grounds 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

The Dalton Gang’s Life of Crime — It didn’t add up! – Museum of the Sierra

Join us as we look at the Dalton Gang and their crime spree 'by the numbers'. Between 1890 and 1892, Bob, Bill, Grat and Emmett cut a swath of murder and mayhem across the Old West, robbing trains and banks. Even Wonder Valley, right here in our own backyard, still bears the mark of their presence in the Sierra. Perhaps because in Coffeyville, Kansas, they attempted to rob two banks at the same time, their impact on the American psyche still remains. But why are we fascinated with these guys? Join this second webinar, as we take a look at…

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