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      California State Archives Speaker Series with Mary A. Helmich in Sacramento


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      May 30, 2019

      Thursday   5:00 PM

      1020 O Street
      Sacramento, California 95814

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      California State Archives Speaker Series with Mary A. Helmich

      A Legacy in Brick & Iron: Sacramento’s Central & Southern Pacific Railroad Shops   Mary A. Helmich will be discussing her new book, A Legacy in Brick & Iron: Sacramento’s Central & Southern Pacific Railroad Shops, co-authored with Kevin V. Bunker, which describes the history of the complex currently under development as the Railyards, with a focus on its various industries. Interpreting and preserving California’s past for present and future generations has been a focus of Mary A. Helmich’s personal and professional life for more than 40 years. While at the California State Archives for ten years and California State Parks for twenty-six, she researched, planned and developed exhibits, authored interpretive plans, histories, reports and web content. She coordinated special activities around the state to commemorate the 150th anniversaries of California’s War with Mexico, the gold discovery at Coloma, Gold Rush, and Statehood (including Capitol Park’s Admission Day festival in 2000). She has served on several non-profit boards, most recently the California State Railroad Museum Foundation, and continues to consult on history-related projects and programs.

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