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Jan. 1 – Feb. 26: Ghosts of Merced County: Recreating Historic Moments
In this exhibit, we have recreated historic moments by combining modern scenes with vintage images. Members of the Merced Camera Club took images of locations today and overlayed them with people-filled images from the turn of the 20th Century. Side by side, the “Then” photos and overlaying on to “Now” photos have created a haunting presentation.
Feb. 12: 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 and incoming board members will be installed. In addition, several awards will be presented to individuals and community organizations for their contributions in preserving and promoting the history of Merced County.
March 16 – August 6: Grazie America! From Italy to Merced County
Among many ethnic groups that have built Merced County, Italian Americans have left their mark on the fertile soil of our valley. Focusing on the life of the immigrants and their American-born children, this exhibit will explore their immigrant story in the section titled “Country of Opportunity,” their farming experience in the “County of Prosperity” display, and their contributions in “Community of Possibility” presentation. A book based on this exhibit with many more family stories will be released this summer.
April 29: 22nd 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 explores Asian tea culture, “A Cherry Blossom Tea Party.” Tickets are available in March.
June TBD: 1st 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.
August 17 – Feb. 26, 2018: 100 Years of UC Cooperative Extension
Merced County UC Cooperative Extension and Merced County Farm Bureau are turning 100 this year. Come to see how hand in hand education has changed the way of farming in Merced County for the last 100 years.
Sept. 12: 27th 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.
Dec. 3: 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.