The Benicia Historic Museum presents Season 2 of the COVID Quarantine Camelcast kicks of with the primary of a number of episodes analyzing the historical past of Rancho Suscol. The realm of this 84,000-acre land grant, given in 1843, spans present-day Napa and Solano counties, and contains the cities of Vallejo and Benicia. Be part of us as Govt Director Elizabeth d’Huart and Museum Analysis Historian Dr. Jim Lessenger focus on the historical past, folks, and politics intertwined with the land in Rancho Suscol: Its Non secular, Revolutionary, and Homestead Historical past (Half 1). For extra, go to beniciahistoricalmuseum.org.
BLACK HISTORY IN VACAVILLE
In honor of Black Historical past Month, the Tri-Metropolis NAACP, the Downtown Vacaville, Residents Financials, and Icon Connects are internet hosting an inaugural “Black Historical past Month in Vacaville” slated for midday Feb. 20 on the Andrews Park CreekWalk bridge space.
In case of rain, the occasion can be held at Vacaville Excessive College, 100 West Monte Vista Ave., Fundamental Quad, throughout from the Little Theatre.
The Planning Committee has chosen because the occasion’s theme: “Amplify Our Voices, Celebrating African-American life and contributions in Vacaville, California: Previous, Current, Future.”
Dr. Sarah Chapman, who serves on the Solano Neighborhood School board of trustees acknowledged as a Vacaville Angel, and chosen as an Unsung Hero by Channel 40, will function mistress of ceremonies.
Dr. Rischa Slade, Scholar Affairs Specialist/Early Alert at Solano Neighborhood School, and the primary African American to serve on the Vacaville Metropolis Council, will ship the keynote tackle.
Mayor Ron Rowlett is scheduled to current the Black Historical past Month proclamation. Vice Mayor Nolan Sullivan will acknowledge the Unsung Heroes/Sheroes.
People have been designated to obtain the Unsung Hero/Shero award on behalf of the next deceased recipients: Steven Inexperienced, Vacaville Excessive College Jr. Varsity soccer workforce coach and trainer for greater than 33 years, Muzetta M. Thrower, the one African American id of a college title in Vacaville, and Tuskegee Airman and Retired Air Power Lt. Col. James C. Warren.
For added details about the Black Historical past Month Celebration occasion, contact Johnicon George at [email protected]-citynaacp.org.