California Historical Society YOSEMITE Exhibition Features Native American Artifacts, Landmark Photography and Never-Before-Exhibited Grizzly
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- In Yosemite, a landscape of profound natural beauty, we find human stories that are utterly surprising, poignant, revealing, and sometimes tragic.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, in which President Abraham Lincoln dedicated the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove "for public use, resort, and recreation... inalienable for all time," the California Historical Society presents Yosemite: A Storied Landscape.
Thissix-month exhibition, supported by anenhanced eBook andextensivepublic program series,brings to life a human history of Yosemite that is as complex and diverse asCaliforniaitself.
A broad collection of stories links the famous with the unknown, the new with the old. Compelling narratives of this celebrated landscape include the Christmas-time hijinks of the photographer Ansel Adams, the summertime patrols of the U.S. Army Cavalry, the 1927 inspirational trip to Yosemite's high country by artist Chiura Obata, the groundbreaking innovations that made Yosemite the rock-climbing center of the world, and the basket that led Julia Parker back to her Native family.
"We are honored to bring Yosemite, one of the most beloved places on earth, to the city and share its stories of inspiration, heartbreak, and poignancy," said Executive Director Dr. Anthea Hartig. "The history of Yosemite is as complex and diverse as California itself, and this exhibition, engaging educational programming, and stunning enhanced eBook created for the anniversary help celebrate the birth of a national park in new and dynamic ways."
The enhanced eBook, Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, is a collaboration between the California Historical Society and the award-winning digital publisher 36 Views, a San Francisco-based company that helps enrich people's experiences of art, nature, travel and history through multi-media publishing.
The exhibition is open every Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. through January 25, 2015. The cost is $5. California Historical Society members and children are admitted for free. Many events and programs will help showcase the exhibition and history of Yosemite.