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'Heros & Heroines Who Saved The Big Basin' Lecture
Thursday, May 08, 2014, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
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Dr. Traci Bliss's lecture will be combining social, political, and family history to provide a fresh perspective on Big Basin's creation, with an emphasis on the unsung role of women. She will start her lecture in the winter of 1900 when a female writer sent a bold letter to the Santa Cruz Sentinel urging citizens to preserve the old growth redwoods in Big Basin. Dr. Bliss's family settled in Santa Cruz in the 1870's and became involved with local Santa Cruz politics and intimately involved with the saving of Big Basin Redwoods. Together with Andrew P. Hill, Dr. Bliss's ancestor forged a preservationist coalition of women's groups, businessmen, and academics. Dr. Bliss is an Emerita Professor and award winning educator who holds a BA, MA, and PhD from Stanford and a MPA from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves as the President of the History Forum at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). With San Lorenzo Valley historian, Randall Brown, she is the author of three chapters in the forthcoming MAH History Journal: Redwood Logging and Conservation in the Santa Cruz Mountains - A Split History. Tickets available at SLV Museum or www.slvmuseum.com
Location : Historic Park Hall, 9500 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, Ca, 95005
Contact : Lynda Phillips, Exec Dir for SLV Museum, 338-8382
$20.00 (SLV Museum members, students w/ID, seniors 65+), $25.00 general public

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