NORTH COLUMBIA, Calif. October 4, 2019 – The Yuba and Bear Rivers have played a major role in California’s history. Former players and incidents in this dramatic story have influenced science, industry and ethics on a world-wide scale with good and bad consequences. With so much heritage surrounding us how can a person begin to appreciate it?

Local history buff, archaeologist and author, Hank Meals will offer a series of five audio-visual presentations on regional history at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on San Juan Ridge in October, November and December of 2019. It won’t be the dense and dull history that you endured in High School, but “just enough”, Meals says, “to make you somewhat legacy literate.” “So much of the tourist-oriented history we’re exposed to consists of jumbled clichés, inaccuracies and cuteness – It’s simply not satisfying enough when the full stories are so engaging and illuminating.” “I’ve found that knowing what happened in your neighborhood makes you see a place differently, gives it extra texture and creates a sense of regional pride and ownership.

Each 90-minute presentation in this series is rich with unique historical and contemporary photos, maps and diagrams. Meals will answer questions, provide references and provide enthusiasm for the topics addressed.

The Just Enough Regional History Course is an audio-visual presentation by Hank Meals. It consists of five sessions designed to provide the fundamentals of historical savvy in the Yuba River region

North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center
17894 Tyler-Foote Road on San Juan Ridge
(530) 265-2628

When: Tuesdays at 7 pm
Petroglyphs October 8
Before the Gold Rush October 22
The Gold Rush November 5
After the Gold Rush November 19
Legacy in the Local Landscape December 3

$10 at the door.
(No advance tickets available)