"Life in Monterey: The 1850s" - Free Lecture by Dennis Copeland
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The Historic Garden League of Monterey presents a free lecture at the Monterey Public Library entitled Life in Monterey: The 1850s by Dennis Copeland, a historian and the Museums, Cultural Arts, and Archives Managers for the City of Monterey. Seating is limited - please request a seat by email.
Dennis Copeland will engage us with a discussion of life in Monterey during the Gold Rush (1848-55), one of the most significant periods in California history. Please join him in exploring this fascinating era through the changing world of Joseph Boston and his neighbors.
After the lecture, don't miss seeing an exhibit of historic illustrations of Old Monterey as well as a sale of local history books offered by the Historic Garden League.
About Our Speaker
Dennis Copeland has been the steward of City of Monterey historical collections and research since 1999. In 2010 he became the Museums, Cultural Arts and Archives Manager. He has produced articles, books, programs, and projects sharing, preserving and promoting the Monterey story and its rich and vibrant history and heritage -- from early Native Indian peoples and the Spanish and Mexican capital of Alta California to its fame as sardine capital of the world and international tourist destination.