Event: Illustrated Presentation and Audience Discussion: "Smith Brothers: A Native Family's History of Commercial Fishing in Tomales and Bodega Bays"
Friday, November 11 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The public was invited to learn about the Smith Brothers fishing company and early commercial fishing industry around Tomales and Bodega Bays. All were welcome and admission is free.
Panel Participants were:
Gaye LeBaron moderated a discussion with panelists and audience members following the presentations.
This event was held in conjunction with "Grounded: A California Indian Life," an exhibition of Kathleen Rose Smith's artwork depicting California Indian life. Her artwork was on display in the Red Barn Classroom weekdays from Monday, October 10, 2011, through Friday, January 6, 2012. The gallery is open by appointment only, Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed holidays
In addition to this event, a demonstration and tasting of California Indian native food was held on Friday, December 9, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Please contact Carola DeRooy at 415-464-5125 or by email for more information.
To get to the Red Barn Classroom, follow the directions to Point Reyes National Seashore. As you proceed up the driveway toward the Bear Valley Visitor Center, turn left at the sign for the Red Barn Classroom.
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