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15th Annual Ghosts of the Sagebrush Tour

The Society's biggest annual event is, this year built around the completion and dedication of the Pioneer Solar Pavilion in Hess Park, near the Mono Basin History Museum.  Many helped with donations to fund the Pavilion and some of our pioneer family histories will be included in display panels in the completed Pavilion.  Ceramic tile painting to thank individual donors will take place on Monday August 13 from 10 - 5 at the Lee Vining Community Center.  Come paint your tile or have local kids do it for you from your design requests.  Construction is well underway, with steel beams rising into the sky, foundations being prepared, and lots of work still to do before late August arrives.  If you would like to volunteer to help with construction tasks, please email Janet Carle at

Separate tickets for the Friday dinner (limited to the first 100, so don't delay) and the Saturday tour are available now through the museum (in person, by regular mail, email or phone...our credit card system has been acting up lately).  A great dinner of barbecued chicken and/or sausage, sandwich rolls, several salads, beans, desserts... we're calling this "a hearty dinner" to be served family style in the Lee Vining Community Center.  On Saturday, for the Tour, lunch is included, as always.

15th Annual Ghosts of the Sagebrush Tour

Mono Pioneer Memories

A Hearty Dinner

Friday August 24, 6 PM, $25

at the Lee Vining Community Center

dinner admission limited to first 100 ticket holders

Guest Speaker, David Woodruff author of Tales Along El Camino Sierra

                      Rusty Can Raffle


Tour, Saturday August 25, 10 AM to 4 PM, $25

Meet at Mono Basin History Museum to dedicate the new Pioneer Solar Pavilion; family history panels unveiled; history speakers

 LUNCH INCLUDED; afternoon tour to Ellery Lake and to Nay Ranch

Mono Basin Art Raffle


760 647-6461 or at Mono Basin History Museum  129 Mattly Avenue, Lee Vining