Homes of Old Merced: Town and Country
January 5, 2006 - March 5, 2006

Book Signing by Henry DuPertuis at 5:00 p.m.
PowerPoint Presentation, "Homes of Old Merced," at 6:00 p.m.

Merced County Courthouse Museum will open a new exhibit titled Homes of Old Merced: Town and Country on Thursday, January 5, 2006. This exhibit, based on Henry Dupertuis' new book, will feature over 47 of his pen and ink drawings and watercolors.

Homes of Old Merced tells the stories and lives of Merced County pioneers. By their toil and sweat, they turned a sometimes hot and dusty and sometimes swampy land into one of the most productive agricultural areas in the world. Although they are long gone, many of their homes are still standing today. "Old Merced speaks to us through these homes. The beauty of their lines, proportion, and balance tells us something of how people lived out their lives in a warm circle of love and belonging."

Dr. Lilley's House in Merced 1910s.

Adam Kahl's house in Plainsburg.

Judge Rector's house at 408 West 25th Street Meced

During the exhibit opening on Thursday, DuPertuis will sign books and give a PowerPoint presentation. This book is available for sale at the Museum Store. An author-autographed copy of the book will be given as a door prize at the opening reception. For more information, please contact the museum office at (209) 723-2401.