Carmel Public Library Announces Its 2011-2012 Fourth Lecture Series Tuesday, April 24 with Gary Breschini, Researcher Monterey County Historical Society
Save the Date! On April 24, 2012, 7 p.m Join Gary Breschini as he talks about the prehistory of the region and the carefully painted rock drawings that are the unique signatures of the individuals who painted them.
- Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) March 14, 2012 - Carmel Public Library Announces Its 2011-2012 Fourth Lecture Series Tuesday, April 24 with Gary Breschini, Researcher Monterey County Historical Society
CARMEL, CA (March 7, 2012) Harrison Memorial Library (HML) in Carmel will hold its fourth event for its 2012 Local History Lecture Series. Admission is free and seating is available on a first come first serve basis. For questions, contact the Harrison Memorial Library Reference Desk at 624-7323. These public programs are funded by the Frank and Eva Buck Foundation, and Robert and Lacy Buck.
Date & Time: April 24, 2012, 7 p.m.
Location: Sunset Center, Carpenter Hall
Speaker: Gary Breschini, Researcher Monterey County Historical Society
Title: Prehistory of the Monterey Peninsula, Esselen Indians and Their Rock Paintings
While almost every culture that practiced rock art used the hand as a motif, the handprints left by the Esselen Indians in a few remote caves hidden deep in the wilderness of the Los Padres National Forest of central Monterey County are among the most unusual. Join Gary Breschini as he talks about the prehistory of the region and the carefully painted rock drawings that are the unique signatures of the individuals who painted them.
Save the date for upcoming Lecture Series:
Date & Time: Monday, May 7th, 2012, 7 p.m.
Location: Sunset Center, Carpenter Hall
Speaker: Ray A. March
River in Ruin
The Story of the Carmel River
The thin ribbon of the Carmel River is just thirty-six miles long. It is the primary water supply for the ever-burgeoning presence of tourists, agriculture, and industry on California's Monterey Peninsula. It is also one of the top ten endangered rivers in North America. The river's story, which dramatically unfolds in this book, is an epic tale of exploitation, development, and often unwitting degradation reaching back to the first appearance of Europeans on the pristine peninsula. Ray A. March, the author of several nonfiction books, is a career journalist and cofounder and editor of the Modoc Independent News and cofounder of Modoc Forum, a nonprofit perpetuating an awareness of rural life through literature and the arts.
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