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Enriching History

Enriching History Colloquium 2015:
The Chinese Encounter America: Emigration, Fraternalism, and Freemasonry 

enriching history

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Scottish Rite Masonic Center, San Francisco California

2850 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132

Enriching History aims to be part of a new series enriching cultural studies and social studies curriculum and teaching, by deepening interest in the American saga and 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.
The most recent, Enriching History: Revisiting the California Gold Rush, Stories Untold, brought together distinguished scholars who explored and recounted remarkable stories that their research has unearthed. Presenters: Ava F. Kahn, Gary Kurutz, JoAnn Levy, and Albert L. Hurtado uncovered the under-celebrated narratives of Women, Jewish, and Freemason actors during the period. CW Bayer of NevadaMusic joined the program to discuss and showcase the musical history of the period. We invite you to listen to his YouTube channel.
Organized in cooperation with the Masons of California, and the American Public University, the Enriching History conference explores local histories and highlights the diversity of those who make-up its population. 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. Thanks to our sponsors, there are no registration costs and includes breakfast and lunch for those in attendance. For catering and seating purposes, registration is mandatory. Please contact Whitney Shepard, ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), to reserve your spot for Enriching History 2015 on Sunday, November 22, 2015.
Below you will find information on the schedule of events that took place at last year's colloquium: Revisiting the California Gold Rush, Stories Untold.
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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....John Sutter and the Gold Rush: How to Lose a Fortune in a Hurry
    Albert L. Hurtado....Introduced by Paul J. Rich

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

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

12:00PM...Lunch Break

12:45PM... Jewish Voices of the California Gold Rush: Transnational Traditions
     Ava F. Kahn....Introduced by Whitney Shepard

1:30PM....Women were Forty-Niners, too!
   JoAnn Levy....Introduced by Allan Casalou

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

3:00PM....Closing Panel, What Does It Mean for Us Now?
   CW Bayer, Albert Hurtado, Ava Kahn, Gary Kurutz, and JoAnn Levy
   Chaired byPaul J. Rich and John Cooper 
*Satellite viewing locations were offered throughout California in Scottish Rite Centers.
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