Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam & From Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta
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From 2:00 – 3:30pm on Saturday September 14, 2019, please help the Richmond Museum of History welcome American Jazz Guitarist/Composer Pascal Bokar for an afternoon presentation. In addition to his music career, Bokar is also a writer and is excited to speak to our Richmond audience about his book titled: “From Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta: How West African Standards of Aesthetics Shaped the Music of the Delta Blues“ (Cognella, 2011).
Presentation will include a slide show of images and media clips.
Institute for Historical Study: Talk and Tour at the Richmond Museum of History
On Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2 pm Prof. Oliver B. Pollack will give a talk and a tour of the exhibit: Pioneers to the Present, The Jews of Richmond and Contra Costa County.
An exert from Prof. Pollack:
“Get involved. That was my mantra when I arrived in Richmond in November 2016. Use the skills and tactics developed during 42 years in Nebraska in the Bay Area. Voila, two years later ?Pioneers to the Present, The Jews of Richmond and Contra Costa County? opened at the Richmond Museum of History. How often do you hear it, I didn?t know there were Jews in Nebraska or Richmond. Jews as an ethnic group, a religious minority, as self-identification, affiliated and non-affiliated, assimilated, or melded into the larger amorphous community are everywhere, especially in urban, suburban university locales.”
Exhibit Preview Pioneers to the Present: Jews of Richmond & Contra Costa County
Temple Beth Hillel?s New Speakers Series Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 PM
Temple Beth Hillel?s new Speaker Series begins?Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m.?and will feature?Melinda McCrary, the Executive Director?of the Richmond Museum of History. McCrary will discuss the latest exhibition the Museum is developing,??Pioneers to the Present: Jews of Richmond and Contra Costa County,? ?scheduled to open in November 2018.?The exhibit will cover local Jewish history from the Gold Rush pioneers to the present concentrating on how the Jewish community helped shape the life and growth of the area.?Enjoy a nosh and learn how?Temple Beth Hillel?also contributed to the area?s development.
Open to the Community – $5 suggested donation.?