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Jan. 1 – Feb. 25, 2018: Agricultural Centennial
Merced County UC Cooperative Extension (Merced County 4-H) and Merced County Farm Bureau turned 100 last year. Come to see how hand-in-hand education has changed the way of farming in Merced County.

Feb. 11, 2018: Merced County Historical Society Annual Meeting
The general membership meeting will be held on this Sunday at the Merced County Board of Supervisors’ Chamber at 2:00 p.m. At the meeting, the past president will be honored, incoming board members will be installed, and awards and grants will be presented. This year’s keynote speaker is Ron Genini of Fresno, author of California: On the Edge of American History (2017).

March 8 – June 10, 2018: Yosemite Lumber Company in Merced Falls
With the presence of the Yosemite Lumber Company, Merced Falls became a powerful industrial center of this rural county in the early 20th century. Today, since there is nothing left but the crumbling foundation, Merced Falls is the best-known ghost town in Merced County. Part of the exhibit is a digital mapping display to reconstruct this long-gone lumber town.

March 24, 2018: Tillie Lewis: The Tomato Queen
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the AAUW Merced Branch has invited special guest and author Kyle Elizabeth Wood to give a talk at the Courthouse Museum about Tomato Queen Tillie Lewis. Lewis led an extraordinary life from growing up in a New York tenement to becoming one of the first female leaders in the agricultural industry.

April 21, 2018: 23rd Annual Tea Party in the Courtroom
On this Saturday, a traditional tea party will be held in the historic Superior Courtroom. This year's theme celebrates the Wild West, “Western Hospitali-tea.” Tickets are available in March.

June 28 - Sept. 16, 2018: Singing California
From “Falling Water” to “On the Banks of the Old Merced,” we will take a musical journey back in time and enjoy the beautiful artwork of the vintage sheet music covers as well as the enchanting lyrics and melodies of songs that express our love for the Golden State.

July TBA, 2018: 2nd Annual Conference of Merced County Historical Societies
This conference aims to bring together historical societies in Merced County to share ideas in historical preservation, documentation, and presentation. As a countywide organization, one of our goals is to help other local historical societies grow and thrive.

Sept. 11, 2018: 28th Annual Bill Kirby’s Western BBQ and Auction
Come join our biggest event of the year on this Tuesday. We will be serving delicious food, auctioning one-of-a-kind items, and selling wonderful desserts. Tickets are available in July.

Oct. 4, 2018 - Jan. 27, 2019: A Decade of Art Hopping
To celebrate a decade of public art on Main Street, this exhibit, developed in collaboration with Art Hop’s Kevin Hammon and Kimberly Zamora, will showcase how this quarterly downtown Merced event enhances the cultural and commercial life of our growing college town.

Dec. 2, 2018: Christmas at the Courthouse Open House
On this Sunday, an annual open house created for and by the community will exhibit over 70 Christmas trees. Join us for trees, treats, music, and traditional Courthouse Eggnog.