Beavers are completely designed for life around the water. They have special membranes across their eyes that act like goggles. Their fur is waterproof. Their feet, back feet, are webbed and they’ve got that flat tail that acts like a rudder.
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.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit our summer exhibition Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear (which is not based on the delightfully haunting Goosebumps book series for young readers), what are you waiting for?
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…
Turtle Bay offers guests a unique opportunity to participate in hands-on learning with Maker Wednesdays, a series of special events led by educators and volunteers.
With its Donatello form featuring graceful lines, elegantly angular handles, and painted patterns reminiscent of the Art Deco style, this teapot and creamer set captured the imagination of our museum guests.