The Cultural and Historical Awareness Program (CHAP) at Porterville College
is proud to host a presentation from
Curator, Tulare County Museum
Preserving Our Culture and Heritage:
The Mission and Future of the Tulare County Museum
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Porterville College Theater
The Tulare County Museum opened in 1949 in Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. In the years since then, it has maintained its mission of preserving the cultural and historical heritage of Tulare County, and is today a free museum for the public that seeks to educate new generations of residents of all ages. Through its exhibits and collections, preserved historic buildings on the site from different phases of the county’s history, and special exhibits highlighting the important contributions of different ethnic groups to the county’s success, the museum and its staff care for and educate visitors about our home. Learn from Curator Amy King about the current exhibits and projects and the importance of being involved in the process of preserving our culture and heritage for future generations. In addition to her presentation, a short documentary about Tulare County’s history will be shown.
Amy King has been curator of the Tulare County Museum since 2010. Prior to that, she was Assistant Curator at the museum, and a fourth grade school teacher and has a BA in Liberal Studies from CSU-Bakersfield. For the past eight years, she has focused on improving the museum by restoring and updating existing exhibits, as well as developing new permanent and temporary exhibits, digitizing the museum’s photographic collection, improving storage for its collections, hosting public outreach and fundraising events with the Tulare County Historical Society, and participating in regional and state programs on museums.
CHAP events are FREE and OPEN to the public – ALL are welcome
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Doors will be closed approximately 10 minutes after the start of the event OR when the theater has reached capacity. Due to safety regulations, once the theater is full no additional people can be admitted.