The ground surface is so nearly level that you have no sense of contour. . . . It is not a former lake, although in large part it is a former swamp. Geology characteristically repeats itself around the world and down through time, but---with the possible exceptions of the Chilean Longitudinal Valley and the Dalbandin Trough in Pakistan---the Great Central Valley of California has no counterpart on this planet.

~ John McPhee, Assembling California

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2018 Programs & Events

 

History on Tap Pub Quiz

Test your knowledge about Fresno history and current events at our pub quiz! Come out to Full Circle Brewing Co. on the last Thursday of the month to purchase and enjoy great beer and a food truck feast while showing off your local expertise!                     - Full Circle Brewing Co. 620 F Street, Fresno 

Dates:  Aug 30 and Sept 27

                                                                                                                                                      

History Happy Hour

The Rise & Fall of the Sunset Irrigation District

Sip wine and snack on appetizers in this unique setting, while you enjoy this intriguing program.

The Sunset Irrigation District was envisioned to become one of the West’s greatest 19th-century agricultural wonders. Its rapid rise was ultimately exceeded by the swiftness of its fall.

Randy McFarland will explore the tumultuous history of the Sunset Irrigation District. Randy McFarland is a Fresno County historian with many published works and specializes in research in support of agricultural water agencies. He is also an announcing voice for parades, sporting events and other special activities for the public.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 PM

$20 for members     $25 for non-members     $30 day of the event

This program is for people 21 years and older.  Appetizers, two drink tickets, Kearney Park admission, and a self-guided tour of the Kearney Mansion Museum are included with the price of admission.   
                                                                                                                                                                 

Purchase tickets HERE   


History Happy Hour

Tinkers to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America

Sip wine and snack on appetizers in the unique setting of Kearney Mansion, while you enjoy this intriguing program.

Program: Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America

Their names were chanted, crowed, and cursed. Joe Tinker, Johnny Evers, and Fresno's own Frank Chance came together in rough-and-tumble early twentieth-century Chicago and soon formed the defensive core of the most formidable team in baseball's National League. 

Author David Rapp will discuss his new book, Tinker to Evers to Chance: The Chicago Cubs and the Dawn of Modern America Rapp's engaging history resets the story of the World Series winning 1908 Cubs. His narrative enables us to marvel anew a the feats of the unstoppable trio and provides a rare look at one of baseball's first dynasties in action. Signed books available. 

Friday, September 7, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 PM

$20 for members     $25 for non-members     $30 day of the event

This program is for people 21 years and older.  Appetizers, two drink tickets (white wine/beer/water), Kearney Park admission, and a self-guided tour of the Kearney Mansion Museum are included with the price of admission. 
                                   

Purchase tickets HERE   


Civil War Revisited

Thousands of visitors gather each year in California’s Central Valley for an opportunity to experience a bit of mid-nineteenth century American history. The Civil War Revisited is one of the largest annual Civil War reenactments in the Western United States.

Dates: October 20-21, 2018

Click HERE for more information

 

Christmas at Kearney

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Kearney Mansion decorated for the holidays or shop for gifts in the Kearney Mansion Museum Store. Special tours are offered in December.



Additional 2018 programs and events to be posted soon!




Last Updated Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 05:53 PM.