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Jan. 1 – Feb. 17, 2019: A Decade of Art Hopping
To celebrate a decade of public art on Main Street, the exhibit, developed in collaboration with Art Hop’s Kevin Hammon and Kimberly Zamora, showcases how this quarterly downtown Merced event enhances the cultural and commercial life of our growing college town.

Feb. 10, 2019: 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 Emily Lin, Head of Digital Curation and Scholarship at UC Merced. She will talk about the Golden State Digital Network—a digitization initiative to help local libraries and museums.

March 7 – June 9, 2019: The Originals of Yosemite
Yosemite is our most famous neighbor and gives us bragging rights. From exploring its original place names to cherished traditions, this exhibit will present the beauty of this natural wonderland in the eyes of residents, visitors, admirers, profiteers and even haters. Don’t be sad about the bygone Ahwahnee. Instead, be happy with the new Majestic because what matters is the history that has happened in this park and the memories created there.

April 13, 2019: 24th 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 toys from other eras, “Hoity-Toy-Tea.” Tickets are available in March.

June 27 - Oct. 20, 2019: Shaping Justice: A Century of Great Crimes in Merced Co.
Although Merced County was not a gold mining region, it had its share of Wild West drama. Although Merced Falls was a quaint little town by the River, a brutal murder of one of its most well-respected members took place on a cold dark night. Although women and Blacks were considered second class citizens, impaneling an all-women jury and an all-black jury happened in Merced County. Examining crimes and cases in the first 100 years of our county history, this exhibit will present an interesting story about where and what crimes took place, reported, and tried, and how some of these decisions made lasting changes in the American legal system.

Sept. 10, 2019: 29th 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. 22, 2019: Third 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 support other local historical societies as they grow and thrive.

Nov. 7, 2019 - Feb. 23, 2020: Merced Irrigation District Centennial Celebration
Organized in 1919, MID’s original mission was to provide water for local farmers. As the district grew with more infrastructures and expanded with additional services, it has turned to a new chapter not only bringing water, power, and recreation to the community it serves but also trying to balance various issues that affect our everyday. This exhibit celebrates MID’s past, present and future as it is turning 100 on November 25.

Dec. 1, 2019: 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.