At first glance, these four pages may not seem too compelling, but there is more here than meets the eye! What appears to be a stack of personal notes, jotted down in old-fashioned cursive, are actually records from court cases related to miners and land claims. The cases were conducted in French Gulch in the late 1800’s. Legal documents like these offer a glimpse into 19th Century life while also providing insight into the local affairs of 1890.
On Tuesday evening, at the Mosaic Gallery, we hosted a very special opening reception for Suzanne Gibbs’ Carr Fire Exhibition, observing the anniversary of the Carr Fire and commemorating all that came to follow. It was a restorative evening of healing, and even at times, humor. The artist shared her personal experience of the Carr Fire which led to the unique technique of including ash in her artworks in an effort process the loss and devastation that occurred in her community of East Fork in French Gulch…
Bobcats are the most abundant wildcat in North America but, being so elusive, it’s hard for anybody to ever spot one. Bobcats get their name from the shortened or bobbed tail. The coloration of a bobcat’s fur depends on where they live. If they live in the woods, they have a lot of spots. If they live in the open areas, it’s more solid.
Community members, donors and staff gathered this morning to celebrate the opening of Turtle Bay’s Forest Adventure Playground, a new big-kids play area located within Paul Bunyan’s Forest Camp. This playground is the most recent inclusion from the Park’s Forestry Forward Project and is complimented by Babe’s Corral, a playground for children ages 0-5, as well as the Mill Building.
One might argue that the handbag (purse, satchel, or just plain old bag) is probably one of the oldest hominid inventions. An animal bladder, a skin, a gourd, or even a really big leaf could be adapted as an effective way to carry our ever-increasing number of possessions. Over millennia, a relatively simple and practical way to carry stuff has been elevated to an art form and a status symbol accessory.
The Red Fox are the largest member of the fox family. Their hearing is so good, they can hear a mouse 3 feet under snow. These fox were originally from England, but were brought with them around the world. They are now considered invasive species, which means they’re not supposed to be here and are causing harm to other wildlife.
Turtle Bay Exploration Park will be FREE to Kool April Nites attendees on Saturday, April 27, 2019, thanks to a generous donation from Union Bank.
More than 400 community members gathered this weekend for Turtle Bay Exploration Park’s Jeans, Jewels & Jazz Auction, held March 23, 2019 at Redding Civic Auditorium. The event, themed to the classic film “American Graffiti”, is Turtle Bay’s biggest fundraiser of the year and features live & silent auctions, raffle giveaways and more.
The Mosaic Gallery in the Mosaic Restaurant features quarterly exhibitions of work from Northstate artists organized by Turtle Bay Exploration Park. It operates as a sale gallery to support local artists and arts education at Turtle Bay. Featured Artist: Janet Turner - Painter, Printmaker, Educator, International Art Ambassador, and North State Art Legend
Between wildfires, snow storms, power outages, and heavy rainfall, the North State seen and experienced it all. Despite these challenges, today’s sunshine reminds us how beautiful our region truly is. As the Sacramento River levels rise, we are also reminded how strong and powerful our great natural resources are. Thankfully, the Sundial Bridge and surrounded areas were designed to withstand seasonal changes such as flooding. The Turtle Bay Museum and Forest Camp are safe and accessible to park guests, while the Gardens will remain closed due to tree damage from the snow.