Eastern California Museum History Program Saturday December 9th at 3pm
On Saturday December 9th, The Eastern California Museum in Independence invites you to attend a 50-minute history program on one of the largest and most momentous events to have ever taken place in Inyo County – the Wedding of the Waters.
Local historian David Woodruff will use a collection of rare photographs and video, to tell the story how Father John Crowley from Lone Pine, planned, organized and executed this epic-3-day celebration, to mark the opening of the new Lone Pine to Death Valley road in 1937.
Father Crowley brought together a cast of hundreds, including a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, the Death Valley 20-Mule Team, Hopalong Cassidy, Norman Clyde, the Los Angeles City Police band and the governor of California, to participate in the elaborate pageant. Even President Franklin Roosevelt had a part in this one of a kind event.
And when attending the history program, don’t forget to bring your Christmas shopping list with you. The Eastern California Museum has an excellent selection of books and Christmas gift ideas.
The Wedding of the Waters Presentation is at 3:00 p.m. Saturday December 9th at the Eastern California Museum in Independence. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and Christmas treats will be served.
For more information call 760 878-0258.
UMC 26th Annual Christmas Concert
The Bishop United Methodist Church will present its 26th annual Christmas Concert, 205 North Fowler Street, Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. The Chancel Choir, Hosanna Handbells, and Amen Children’s Chimes will perform. The concert is free; donations are appreciated. More information is available at the church office, 760-872-7701, or on the church’s website: www.bishopumc.org