Tag Archives | Eastern California Museum

Hoffman Earthquake

Learn about ‘California’s Deadliest Earthquakes’ Saturday

Press release Presentation at the Eastern California Museum focuses on ‘California’s Deadliest Earthquakes’ California is unique for many reasons, but its history of one-of-a-kind, deadly earthquakes is a feature that virtually every resident has either experienced or can relate to. Indeed, “waiting for the big one” is a situation shared by virtually every Californian in […]

 
Continue Reading · 1
 Dave Mull, of Lone Pine, gets ready to drive the ceremonial spiked during the July 3 dedication  of the Larry Peckham Memorial Engine House on the grounds of the Eastern California Museum in Independence, the new permanent home of the fully restored Union Pacific Engine 18, The Slim Princess. The fully restored, operational narrow gauge steam locomotive, in the background, ran down the track to the cheers and applause of several hundred spectators. Photos by Jon Klusmire.

Slim Princess gets her new permanent home

Press release Several hundred people gathered on the grounds of the Eastern California Museum Monday, July 3, for the dedication  of the Larry Peckham Memorial Engine House, the new permanent home of the fully restored Union Pacific Engine 18, The Slim Princess. The narrow gauge steam locomotive was steamed up and rolled out of the […]

 
Continue Reading · 2
mural

‘Manzanar Mural’ a striking addition to Eastern California Museum

Press release Eastern California Museum installs striking Manzanar mural, thanks to help from its partners The Eastern California Museum recently installed a striking, wall-sized mural in its permanent Manzanar exhibit, thanks to a little help from its friends. “The museum is fortunate to have some great partnerships, and the story of the restoration and installation […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
ECS Cover .jpg 2

New book spotlights ‘Tales Along El Camino Sierra’

History Program and Book Signing at the Eastern California Museum in Independence On Saturday February 25th, The Eastern California Museum in Independence will be hosting a history program and book signing event with local authors and Owens Valley residents David and Gayle Woodruff introducing their new Eastern Sierra history book;Tales Along El Camino Sierra. The […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
SierraWave.net

Talk, class by Julia Parker, Traditional Native American Basket Weaver

Press release Renowned Native American basket weaver Julia Parker, her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter will be discussing the craft and art of California Native basketry at the Eastern California Museum in Independence on Friday, Oct. 21, starting at 7 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Eastern California Museum, is free and open […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
Hibino painting 1943 by Ansel Adams

Hibino mural to be unveiled this weekend

Press release Nearly two decades before Congress established Manzanar National Historic Site, Eastern California Museum (ECM) was collaborating with Japanese American and local communities to preserve Manzanar artifacts and stories. A visit to ECM remains a unique opportunity to explore history through artifacts, artworks and photos, thereby enhancing a visit to Manzanar itself. The partnership […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
Dr. Kimberly Kirner

Tracking changing in Owens Valley with Dr. Kimberly Kirner

Press release Join Dr. Kimberly Kirner, lead researcher for the “Coping with Change” research project in the Eastern Sierra, as she explains the project and demonstrates how residents can participate through a simple on-line map. Dr. Kirner is from California State University, Northridge, and has been working in the Owens Valley for many years on […]

 
Continue Reading · 1
A flood control pond on the Owens Lake hosts birds and creates a scenic landscape, thanks to the Sierra in the background. Photo by Robin Black

‘Life on the Lake’ opens Saturday at Eastern California Museum

Press release The Eastern California Museum in Independence will unveil its newest exhibit, Life on the Lake, on Saturday March 5, from 2-5 p.m. The photo exhibit combines contemporary and historic photos of the Owens Lake to explore its “recent” transformation from an active industrial location to a source of hazardous dust to a budding […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
SierraWave.net

Eastern California Museum 2016 calendar a trip through history

Press release What do a dapper group of Bishop youths urging onlookers to “Vote the County Dry” and a shotgun-wielding governor of California have in common? Both are featured in the Eastern California Museum’s 2016 Calendar, which celebrates parties, parades and picnics. In 2016, Inyo County will celebrate its 150th birthday, so the 2016 calendar […]

 
Continue Reading · 0
Red Light DV

Author illuminates ‘Red Light Women of Death Valley’

Press release Author and historian Robin Flinchum brought her passion for telling the stories of pioneering desert dwellers through meticulous research to bear on her informative new book, “Red Light Women of Death Valley.” The work sheds light on the hardscrabble mining history of the region by exploring the interesting women who journeyed to the […]

 
Continue Reading · 1
total-lunar-eclipse

Watch ‘Super Moon’ total lunar eclipse

Press release The moon will be putting on a show on Sunday. First, it will be a full moon. Actually, it will look a bit brighter and bigger than usual, since it will be a “Super Moon.” The big moon will then be eclipsed. Literally. To add some drama, during the full lunar eclipse, the […]

 
Continue Reading · 2



KSRW · 1280 N. Main St. Suite J · Bishop, CA 93514 · 760-873-5329
Positive Projections Web Design