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Edward Von der Porten
Saturday, September 29 • 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM • $12 ($10 Members)
Come spend a late afternoon engaged in an exciting historical presentation on the life and times of Sir Francis Drake. Edward Von der Porten has completed his sixty-three year search for information about Sir Francis Drake’s Nova Albion, which identified Drake’s Cove in the Point Reyes National Seashore as the site of his harbor and encampment. That was the place where Drake made the first English claim to land that would become part of the United States of America. Research into ship construction, seamanship, navigation, cartography, botany, zoology, hydrology, meteorology, anthropology and archeology by a wide range of scholars contribute to the story. Analysis of Ming porcelain shards found in coast Miwok Native-American village sites provides physical clues which complete the evidence for the site and for Drake’s activities there.
Also open to youth (age 15-17) with parent attendance.
Saturday, November 17 • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM • $12 ($10 Members)
Point Reyes National Seashore is a park that above all else showcases the beauty and importance of water. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, great storms of the world roll across the peninsula leaving beauty and life across the magnificent and aquatic, landscapes of Point Reyes. This presentation is timed to coincide with the publication of Harold Davis’s new book Photographing Waterdrops: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis.The presentation will focus on water and consider its relationship to our world. Particular attention will be paid to the tiny, encapsulated worlds of waterdrops. In addition, Harold Davis will discuss the techniques he uses to create macro photographs that are “both a sign and a symbol of all that is still in balance in our world.”
Copies of Harold Davis’s recent books will be available for purchase so Harold can sign them. There will be ample time for Q & A.
We offer gift certificates for specific classes or the dollar amount of your choice. Email or call 415.663.1200 ext. 373 and we can create a certificate for you to give as a gift.
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This page last modified September 13, 2012.