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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Board of Trustees & Staff

Board of Trustees

Dan Adams, President

Chuck Rigsbee, Vice-President

Sayre Miller, Past President

Secretary, Bruce Owdom

Gary Renner, Treasurer

Alisha Anderson

Bill Chandler

Harry Gill

Peter McDonald

Robert Oliver

Vincent Petrucci

Jim Vidak


Legal Counsel

Chris Campbell



Executive Director  -  Open

Ruth Lang -  Operations Manager

Barbara James Higgins - Membership Coordinator & Clerical Support

Jeff Escobedo - Weekend Museum Staff

Last Updated Monday, December 22, 2014 - 08:03 PM.