Saturday, August 20, 2011

Roseville Genealogical Society presents "Saloon Culture in Antebellum Sacramento"

Mark your calendar!

The Roseville Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 from 1 pm - 3 pm at the Maidu Senior Center, 1550 Maidu Dr., Roseville, California.

The program will be "Saloon Culture in Antebellum Sacramento".  Join Sacramento Public Library librarian and historian James C. Scott as he leads a visual and anecdotal journey through the saloons of pre-Civil War Sacramento. The El Dorado, Mansion House, Arcade, Bull's Head, Round Tent, Magnolia, Humboldt, and Lee's Exchange all stood as venues for theater going, political rallying, sleeping, eating, voting, dueling, killing, drinking and gaming. James will relay the tales, characters, and events that made the saloon the epicenter of so much of what mattered during the city's antebellum history.

James is a graduate of Marquette University and has a Masters degree in History and a Masters degree in Library and Information Science. He has co-authored three books on Sacramento, including Mather Field, Alkali Flat and historic photos of Sacramento.  James currently serves as Information Services Librarian at the Sacramento Public Library, Central Branch.

Please fill out your surname cards and bring them to the meeting.

Please sign in at the Senior Desk and also at our table.

Everyone welcome.  Hope to see you there.

Posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond

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