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Exploring California Landscapes

A large group of people stand and sit in lawn chairs facing the Giant Rock.

California is a unique state filled with diverse cultures and plenty of landscapes to explore. Comprised of long coastlines, majestic mountains, deep valleys, and vast desserts, the great outdoors is never-ending across the state. Attached to our state’s marveling beauty are thousands of stories that connect to the land and …

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The Elkhorn Slough Reserve Exhibit via Video

The Elkhorn Slough estuary with water, surrounding hills, and grass.

The “Cultural Heritage and Historical Ecology of the Elkhorn Slough Woven Across Time” is a multi-media project to strengthen the public’s understanding of the connections between natural and human communities in the region. The new exhibit incorporates a digital touch screen, audio recordings, and historical artifacts, weaving accounts from native peoples, early …

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Inside “California Foodways” with Producer Lisa Morehouse

Lynda surrounded by kitchen equipment and food buckets.

“What I came to really believe is that California’s story can’t be separated from food.” – Lisa Morehouse California Foodways is a radio and podcast series by independent producer Lisa Morehouse. She’s traveling through California county by county, telling stories about food, agriculture, and the people that make both possible. …

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A Glimpse into the Democracy and the Informed Citizen Emerging Journalist Fellowship Program & 2021 Cohort

A photo collage of the Democracy & Informed Citizen Emerging Journalist Fellows 2021

This spring, California Humanities launched the 2021 Democracy and the Informed Citizen Emerging Journalist Fellowship Program to support students enrolled at California community colleges. Through a competitive application process, $88,000 in fellowship funds were awarded to eight community colleges supporting 31 student journalists. Ranging from rural far northern California to …

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Congratulations to the Library Innovation Lab 2020 & 2021 Cohorts

A collage of photos from LIL programs.

Now entering its fifth year, our Library Innovation Lab (LIL), a nationally– recognized program, supports California’s public libraries in welcoming newcomers and fostering more inclusive communities across our state. Over the past four years, 42 California libraries have participated in the program, reaching over 40,000 Californians through their project activities. Library participants receive a nine-month practice-based professional development experience and …

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