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Museum presents lecture series

The 2011 Angels Camp Museum lecture series schedule has been announced. Lectures will be held the first Thursday of each month beginning in October in the museum’s Carriage House Building, 753 S. Main St., Angels Camp.

A wine and cheese reception will be held from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and the lectures will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per person; museum foundation members will be admitted for free. Parking is available in the main museum parking lot or in one of the three lots on the museum grounds.

Oct. 6: “The Story of Indian Rock” by Dr. Tom Jackson. In celebration of Archaeology Month, archaeologist Jackson will discuss how archaeology has helped fill in the gaps in the historical record in regard to local Native American history and the story of Indian Rock.

Nov. 3: “Censorship and Mark Twain,” a panel symposium. Actor Pat Kaunert as Mark Twain will open this symposium with a short performance as Twain. He will then take his place on the panel as himself as part of a discussion on the history of censorship and Twain’s work, eventually focusing on the recent “edited” version of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” that was published earlier this year. There will be a question-and-answer session with the audience at the end.

Dec. 1: “19th Century Christmas in America: the Origin of our Christmas Traditions” by Craig Hadley, museum director. Hadley will talk about the history of Christmas traditions in America and their origins. The lecture will end with a reading of “The Night Before Christmas.”

Tickets are available in advance at the Angels Camp Museum during regular museum hours as well as the night of the lecture at the venue. Members wishing to attend will still need to get a ticket either in advance at the museum or the night of the lecture. Attendees are highly encouraged to get tickets in advance in order to ensure a seat, as there is limited seating available.

Complimentary wine and cheese will be made available to all paid visitors and members attending the lecture. All proceeds will go to the Angels Camp Museum Foundation and the museum.

For more information contact the museum at 736-2963 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays, or email Hadley at

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