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Enriching History

Revisiting the California Gold Rush, Stories Untold:

The Role of Freemasons, Women, African Americans and Religion

enriching history

November 16, 2014

Scottish Rite Masonic Center, San Francisco California

Enriching History aims to be part of a new series enriching cultural studies and social science curriculum and teaching, deepening interest in the American saga by showing new ways of looking at our past. The series' mission is to influence the ways in which we learn and discuss the various experiences that have produced an ever-evolving country. The program brings together a diverse group of individuals who believe in the wide dissemination of, and attention being paid to, scholarly works on important historical events and figures. This year with Enriching History: Revisting the California Gold Rush, Stories Untold, we celebrate the remarkable stories and contributions of freemason, women, and Jewish forty-niners, as well as the culture that surrounded them. We are honored to have Ava F. Kahn, Gary Kurutz, JoAnn Levy, and Albert L. Hurtado joining our program as esteemed speakers. We also have the pleasure of having CW Bayer of NevadaMusic to discuss and showcase the musical history of the period. We invite you to listen to his talented offerings such as The Arrival of the Greenhorn and Seeing the Elephant, along with a number of other various titles availble on his YouTube channel. You may REGISTER FOR THE EVENT by clicking on the link. 
Organized in cooperation with the Masons of California, this year's Enriching History conference looks to explore the California Gold Rush and the involvment and influence of various minority populations. The event also offers those with a limited knowledge of freemasonry to learn more about the fraternal organization along with the opportunity to see a Masonic temple, rich in historical heritage. It will be held at the San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center, as well as streamed for live satellite viewings at several locations throughout California:  
Satellite viewing locations will be offered throughout California in Scottish Rite Centers. There will be time alotted for questions submitted via e-mail from those joining us at the below venues. Please contact each center to find out details:

· Burlingame Masonic Center; 145 Park Road, Burlingame, CA 94010-4316
· Fresno Scottish Rite Center; 1455 L Street, Fresno, CA 93721-1202
· Long Beach Scottish Rite Center; 855 Elm Avenue; Long Beach, CA 90813-4414
· Palm Springs Masonic Temple; 450 South Avenida Caballeros; Palm Springs, CA 92262
· Pasadena Scottish Rite Center; 150 N. Madison Avenue; Pasadena, CA 91101-1710
· San Bernardino Scottish Rite; 4400 N. Varsity Avenue; San Bernardino, CA 92407
· San Diego Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino Del Rio South; San Diego, CA 92108-3601
· San Jose Scottish Rite Temple; 2455 Masonic Drive, 95125-2036; San Jose, CA 95125
Please note that light refreshments and lunch will be provided, free of charge. Below you will find information on the schedule of events. We hope that you will be able to join us at this exciting and informative event!
SF ScottishRite
Venue of the Enriching History Colloquium, The San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center
Enriching History
Revisiting the California Gold Rush, Stories Untold
Schedule of Events, November 16, 2014-
9:00AM....Registration Begins, Continental Breakfast
9:30AM....Opening Address, Grand Master Russell Charvonia and Guillermo De Los Reyes, Co-Chair

9:45AM....Albert L. Hurtado, John Sutter and the Gold Rush: How to Lose a Fortune in a Hurry

10:30AM...Gary Kurutz, On the Extremity of Civilization: The Golden Words of the Argonauts
    Chaired by John Cooper

11:15AM...Music of the Gold Rush presented by CW Bayer
    Chaired by Adam Kendall

12:00PM...Lunch Break

12:45PM...Ava F. Kahn, Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush: Transnational Traditions

1:30PM....JoAnn Levy, Women were Forty-Niners, too!

2:15PM....Music of the Gold Rush presented by CW Bayer

3:00PM....Closing Panel, What Does It Mean for Us Now?
For more information about our Enriching History Series, contact Daniel Gutierrez, PSO Executive Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Although this event is free to the public, we require a proper headcount for seating and catering purposes, so we ask that you kindly REGISTER HERE.
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