January 2 potluck, meeting and film program
Jan
2
6:00 pm18:00

January 2 potluck, meeting and film program

On Monday, January 2nd, the Mono Basin Historical Society meeting will be hosted by Chris Lizza at his home at 64 Paoha Rd., Lee Vining
(take Yosemite Ave. beside Community Church; go left on Paoha).  Potluck dinner at 6 PM, the results of our Trustees election, and some winter business to discuss, then at 7 PM we will view the film TORN,about the vandalism of petroglyphs on the volcanic tablelands near Bishop and the proper attitude toward and care of archaeological resources. The video was made by the CSU Chico Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology. See movie trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unWWIFlIMX4

December holiday potluck/meeting and movie program "Hell's Heroes"
Dec
5
6:00 pm18:00

December holiday potluck/meeting and movie program "Hell's Heroes"

The 1929 movie, "Hell's Heroes," will be shown at the Monday, December 5 meeting of the Mono Basin Historical Society. The 68-minute, early "talkie" film will be introduced by Richard Foye at 7 PM, following a holiday potluck dinner at 6 PM. Join us at the Lee Vining Community Presbyterian Church at 3rd and Mono Lake Avenue (a change from the usual venue for historical society monthly meetings). "Hell's Heroes" was one of five films based on "The Three Godfathers" short story, and was filmed in Bodie before the town's 1932 fire. Bodie exteriors, interiors and even citizens show up in almost half of the movie. All are welcome to this FREE film showing. Donations to the nonprofit Mono Basin Historical Society are appreciated.

November Meeting Program:  Cheddar's Caves, Its People, and Its Cheese
Nov
7
6:00 pm18:00

November Meeting Program: Cheddar's Caves, Its People, and Its Cheese

"Cheddar's caves, its people, and its cheese, a ramble through time, limestone, and milk" is Duncan King's program title for the Monday, November 7 meeting of the Mono Basin Historical Society. A potluck dinner and business meeting begins at 6 PM at the Lee Vining Community Center, with the program beginning at 7:30 PM.  The village of Cheddar nestles at the foot of the Mendip Hills in the County of Somerset in south-west England, where Mono City resident Duncan King grew up.  There, Cheddar Gorge cuts down through these limestone hills and is honeycombed with caverns which were home to stone age people for thousands of years. This talk by a native of Cheddar (and yes, ancestors did invent the cheddaring cheese process) will cover the finer points of stone age cuisine, what DNA analysis has recently shown us about the oldest complete skeleton yet found in Britain, and how the caves and the cheese come together in the present day.  All are welcome.

13th Annual Ghosts of the Sagebrush Tour -  Mono Lake Cemetery: Voices from the Past
Aug
20
10:00 am10:00

13th Annual Ghosts of the Sagebrush Tour - Mono Lake Cemetery: Voices from the Past

SAVE THE DATES August 19 and 20, 2016

The 13th Annual Ghosts of the Sagebrush Tour will feature the Mono Lake Cemetery: Voices from the Past

On Friday, August 19, dinner at the MONO INN will begin at 6 PM (no-host bar opens at 5 PM), with historic presentations about other cemeteries in the Mono Basin, including Jordan and Lundy and the grave of Kit Carson's daughter, and a visit from the past by "Frank Cassidy, Sr."  The Saturday August 20 tour begins at 10 AM at the Mono Lake Cemetery, with presenters about the history and family stories to be found there.  A sack lunch is included.  A historic video will be shown in Lee Vining at the Scenic Area Visitor Center theater to complete the afternoon presentations.  Tickets ($25 each) for the Friday dinner and Saturday tour are available NOW by calling the museum at 760 647-6461 or stopping there in person.  Credit cards accepted.

Movie PAYA, THE WATER STORY OF THE PAIUTE
Jun
5
6:00 pm18:00

Movie PAYA, THE WATER STORY OF THE PAIUTE

  • Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center

The Mono Basin Historical Society is pleased to co-host this showing of the documentary film, Paya, The Water Story of the Paiute on Sunday June 5 at 6 PM at the Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center Theater. Sponsored by the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association and the Mono Basin Historical Society, there will be a panel discussion with Teri Red Owl Harry C Williams Chris Morrow and Jenna Cavelle, followed by Q&A and refreshments. Follow the link for $10 tickets - there are only 100 tickets available so secure them now! http://herpictures.brownpapertickets.com
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