Past Paid Virtual Programming
The Klamath River, 1918. The native Yurok people of Northern California have been untouched by the savage world war raging in Europe--until now. Three cousins are called to serve a nation that has given little but cruelty to their people. Thrust into battle on the Western Front, these young men struggle to preserve their humanity while facing the unspeakable horrors of the greatest military conflict ever known.
Tobacco Baskets of Northwestern California (2020)
Ron Johnson and Coleen Kelley Marks have written a number of deeply informative catalogs on Native basketry, jewelry and profiles on weavers like Nettie Ruben. They're probably some of the best-written contemporary resources you can find on specific basketry collections and related cultural practices. Their newest catalog, "Native American Tobacco Baskets and Tobacco Pipes from Northwestern California" continues that legacy in exploring the cultural use of native tobacco (Nicotiana bigelovii). The catalog features full-color images of baskets, pipes, and related pieces.
A Rare Botanical Legacy
Del Norte County is one of the most botanically diverse regions of California. In 1936, when Ruby Van Deventer, at the time an unschooled enthusiast, met California's lead field botanist, Professor Willis Linn Jepson, he was enthusiastic. ''I am glad to meet someone from Del Norte,'' he said as he shook Ruby's hand. ''We have the least knowledge of that area of anywhere in the state.''
Jepson, author of the authoritative botanical text The Jepson Manual, encouraged Ruby's botanical collecting and pushed her to learn taxonomy and plant anatomy. As Ruby increased her efforts, Arthur began to illustrate her plants with pen-and-ink drawings and watercolor paintings. Over the years, they compiled a vast flora of Del Norte County--over four hundred specimens, which are now in the Jepson Herbarium at the University of California, Berkeley.
A lavish production with more than 128 illustrations of over 120 specimens of the North Coast region, A Rare Botanical Legacy is a long-overdue testament to the Van Deventers' contributions to California botany. David Rains Wallace's introductory essay brings their irrepressible personalities to life and the beautiful reproductions of the paintings inspire a closer look at nature.
Watch on Demand Virtual Programs
Immigration, Expulsion, Homecoming - Complete
Pieces of Our Lives: Family Artifacts From Behind Barbed Wire, Part One
The Victorian Room
Pieces of Our Lives: Family Artifacts From Behind Barbed Wire, Part Two
When Designs Escaped Baskets