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MURPHYS– Museum Exhibit Reception on Cattle in the Sierras at Murphys’ Old-Timers Museum

February 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am11:00 am

Rasmussen Family at Duck Lake, 2018. Photo Credit: Julia Costello.

MURPHYS– Reception for Museum Exhibit Cattle in the Sierras at Murphys’ Old-Timers Museum

 Saturday February 24, 4 – 7 PM.  Main Street Murphys, Calaveras County

Grazing cattle in the high country is a subject of controversy.  Historic traditions and public use of forest resources must be balanced with water quality, meadow impacts, and the ringing of cowbells.  A grant from California Humanities allowed historian Judith Marvin and Julia Costello to research this topic and this exhibit –and a forthcoming short film — are results of their study.  With help from the US Forest Service, Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center, and the Rasmussen, Dell’Orto, and Whittle ranching families, both history and modern practices are addressed.  Descriptive panels with text and photos are displayed within a reconstructed ca. 1911 cow-camp tent outfitted with period gear. 

All are welcome to the reception.  The exhibit can also be viewed during regular museum hours: Friday – Sunday 12-4 PM.

 Questions can be sent to judithmarvin@goldrush.com


February 24, 2018
8:00 am – 11:00 am


Murphys Old-Timers Museum
470 Main Street
Murphys, CA 95247 United States
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