All members and guests are welcome to the Annual Membership Meeting of the Tulare County Historical Society on Sunday, January 27, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will be held once again at the Exeter Courthouse Museum, 125 S. B Street.
We are honored to have Mary Gorden as this year's program. Mary is from Lemon Cove and is a well-known speaker and one of the foremost authorities on local Native American artifacts and history. She graduated from Fresno State with a Masters Degree in Education. An interest in Native American culture led to studies in archaeology, which continue to this day. She was employed for several years as as Assistant Archaeologist by CalFire in the Fresno office.
In addition, Mary initiated and organized the Southern Sierra Archaeological Society's site monitoring program for the Bureau of Land Management, and a historic cabin restoration project for the Sierra National Forest. She was a former director of Project Archaeology, a BLM sponsored educational program. She also has been a member of the BLM's Central California Resource Advisory Council. A primary interest and area of study has been the native people who have lived in the San Joaquin Valley and the adjacent hills and mountains for thousands of years. The title of her talk is "Yokuts and Western Mono Landscapes."
Mark your calendars now for this important and very interesting program! Refreshments will be served.