Healthy Living Poster Design Contest

Richmond Museum of History & Culture

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Healthy Living Poster Design Contest  

Prize $1,000

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Saturday 05/29/21 by 5:00 p.m. PST

The Richmond Museum of History & Culture invites submissions of posters with artwork in the theme of living healthy in the modern world. We encourage posters that promote the following themes: safe driving, healthy food & drink, safe sex, exercise, mental wellness, wear a mask/wash your hands, and/or brush your teeth. All subject matter that promotes a healthy lifestyle will be considered, so please be creative! We especially encourage posters that appeal to youth, teenagers and young adults.

The Museum will choose three winning designs and each artist with a winning design will be awarded a prize of $1,000. Contest winners will be notified via email by June 7, 2021.

The winning designs will be printed for the following purposes: 1) 50 posters will be distributed free to local community centers and schools and 2) 50 posters will be sold in the Museum gift shop. The winning designs will be included in an exhibit exploring the history of health and wellness in Richmond forthcoming in Fall 2021.

The contest is supported by a Neighborhood Public Art grant through the City of Richmond Arts & Culture Commission.

 

 

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SUBMISSION DIRECTIONS:

1) Create a submission with the following information:

  1. Artist’s Name: First name, Last name
  2. Contact Info: Mailing Address; Contact Phone Number; E-Mail Address
  3. Statement (100 words maximum)
  4. Send images as attachment (Jpeg only)
  5.  Required dimensions are 16”x 20”

2) EMAIL SUBMISSIONS to: melinda@richmondmuseum.org with subject line “2021 Healthy Living Poster Contest”

SUBMISSION TERMS & AGREEMENTS:

The Richmond Museum of History & Culture reserves the right to change or alter the schedule of this contest and/or exhibition at any time. Submission materials will not be returned to applicants and any files received by the museum will be deleted if not used in the exhibit.

2021 Annual Membership Meeting

Sunday February 28, 2021

Annual Membership Meeting of the Richmond Museum Association

The 2021 annual meeting of the membership will be held online due to the COVID 19 restrictions.

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Topic: Annual Membership Meeting
Time: Feb 28, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Virtual Program Preserving Your Precious Memories

Free Virtual Public Program Tuesday October 20, 2020 | 7:00 – 8:15 PM

Scott Haskins of Fine Arts Conservation Laboratory

Preserving Your Precious Memories

Event Description:

Scott Haskins will present a multimedia presentation about techniques to preserve your historical photographs and documents. Participants will receive downloadable eBook(s) with guidance for preserving family heirlooms.

This is the second of two lectures by Scott Haskins. Click here to learn about the first event.

Participants Must Register in advance for this meeting:

https://4cd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcof-qoqDsrHtY5jUXoqgCMi4RnkOGEI1vg

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About the Speaker

Scott M. Haskins graduated in 1978 from the Italian government (Lombardy Region – ENAIP) 3 year master?s degree level painting conservation program run in conjunction with the Istituto Centrale del Restauro (ICR) in Rome.

Between 1978 and 1984 Mr. Haskins established the painting conservation laboratory at Brigham Young University, in Utah, USA which also served the historical collection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as they prepared to build two art museums.

In 1986, Mr. Haskins established Fine Art Conservation Laboratories (FACL) in Santa Barbara, CA where they presently provide professional painting conservation services over a wide geographical region. FACL is also recognized and well known nationwide and internationally for art restoration work on murals. They consult on damaged art issues as an expert witness for the Los Angeles court system and for insurance companies, nationwide. FACL has a specialized division of disaster response services for art related items (wildfires, house fires, floods and mud slides, earthquakes etc).

He is the author of the best-selling book series, Save Your Stuff, collection care manuals for collectibles, heirlooms, family history items and is a speaker internationally on the subject. He is also the author of several blogs and has a presence on several social media sites. He often uses these assets to help small museums, foundations and historical sites fundraise.

RMHC is Hiring!!

Richmond Museum of History & Culture

Position Announcement

Part Time Museum Educator

The mission of the Richmond Museum of History & Culture (RMHC) is to interpret, preserve and educate about local history in the greater Richmond, CA area. The Museum is housed in a Carnegie Library and owns a significant collection of historical material and documents related to local history. The permanent collection was established in 1950 and is comprised of a variety of materials including textiles, fine art, archaeological collections, historical artifacts, documents, photographs.

The RMHC was awarded funds through the Economic and Community Investment Agreement program to support the museum education program focused on local K-12 classrooms. In response to the COVID 19 epidemic the museum will develop a distance learning program with educational films and virtual tours of the museum exhibits.

Responsibilities

The Museum Educator(s) will be responsible for several tasks related to the distance education program including: collaborate with staff and videographer to create short educational films, refining the existing teachers guide, coordinating and implementing virtual field trips, conducting evaluations for students and teachers. The Community Engagement Manager is the lead on this project and the educator position reports directly to them.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor?s Degree in history, art, anthropology or related field
  • Teaching or Museum Experience desired
  • Interest California History
  • Local candidates preferred
  • BIPOC candidates strongly encouraged to apply

The position pays $15-$18 hourly and is 10-20 hours per week depending on teacher demand. The position lasts through the end of school year in June 2021. Successful candidate must pass a background check.

To apply please send a letter of interest, resume and three references in pdf format to Evelyn Santos Community Engagement Manager at Evelyn@richmondmuseum.org. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Friday August 7, 2020.

Dr. Charles R. Blake & the Spanish Flu

Richmond & the Spanish Flu

Dr. Charles Robert Blake (September 9, 1869 – December 27, 1944) was the public health officer in charge when the Spanish Flu swept through the City of Richmond in 1918-1919. The museum archives holds the secrets about how our community emerged stronger from past epidemics.

Charles Robert Blake was born September 9, 1869 in Visalia California. He attended public schools throughout his life and attended University of California for Medical School graduating in 1891.

Dr. Charles R. Blake CCC Health Officer

Charles is listed as residing at 1844 Geary Street in San Francisco but the historical buildings there have since been demolished. OpenSFHistory.org allows us a peek of his neighborhood with a photograph of the intersection of Geary and Steiner on October 18, 1916.

Geary & Steiner (1916)
Charles Blake’s residence at Geary & Steiner while a medical student at then University of California. Courtesy of OpenSFHistory.org

Charles worked for several years in Hawaii after graduating from medical school. He married Lilian Hoog of Oakland in 1898 and they had one son Herbert in 1900. The 1900 census lists Charles, Lilian and baby Herbert living in the City of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Charles came to Richmond in 1903 and was elected to the City Council as early as 1907.?

Dr. Blake enacted many important changes to improve public health in the City of Richmond, aspects of life that many of us take for granted today. In 1914 he set out on a mosquito abatement campaign while also managing outbreaks of diptheria and measles.?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 1916, Dr. Blake began requiring all milk sold in local markets to be pasteurized when the State board of health did not require pasteurization of milk tested with tuberculin.

Pacific Municipalities, vol. 30 1916 Courtesy of Google Books

In 1917, Dr. Blake crusaded for improvements in the outdoor Municipal Market, complaining that dirty water, unsanitary food storage and nearby open latrines were a threat to public health.?

 

Dr. Blake worked as a public health official until 1943 and navigated the changes brought with the influx of people that came here to work in the Kaiser Shipyards. He voiced his concerns for overall public health in the City of Richmond warning the health of the City would explode from unsanitary conditions. Widespread vaccinations of over 10,000 children was celebrated as one of the successes attributed to Dr. Blake during his tenure as a public health officer.

Oakland Tribune Sunday April 11, 1943
Oakland Tribune March 5, 1943

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Blake died in 1944 having served as Health Commissioner up until the previous year. His last days as a public health official were spent managing the boomtown conditions of Richmond during World War II.

 

Stay tuned for more coverage on Dr. Blake and the Spanish Flu in the City of Richmond.

 

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