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Gibson’s October Fireside Chat with Dean Enderlin had to be cancelled because of the Advisory Evacuation notice resulting from the Tubbs Fire. We’ll ask him to share his wealth of geological knowledge early next year.
Now, our November 14 Fireside Chat has had to be cancelled, but for a much better reason. Our scheduled speaker, Corrigan Commenginger, CEO of Lake County Hospice, will be out of town to accept a very nice grant! Congratulations, Hospice.
So … no more Chats until next year.
But we will be participating in Christmas in Middletown activities Saturday, December 9, from 4 to 8 pm. Come on by to get your Passport stamped so you can compete for prizes. And to enjoy the nibblies, music and decorations.
Jim Westrich has resigned as a Gibson docent. That saddens us considerably. It’s that Jim is having so much fun writing his weekly column for the Middletown Mercury and needs his time for that. So we have to second his decision — it seems like everybody loves his “You Gotta Love Middletown” offerings.
We are again anticipating a new curator for the three Lake County Museums: Historic Courthouse Museum in Lakeport; Historic Schoolhouse Museum in Lower Lake, and Gibson Museum in its historic library building.
Whitney Petrey, who had been assistant to curator Tony Pierucci and became curator after his resignation last February, has been forced to resign because of family responsibilities. Candidates drawn from the extensive list of applicants then are now being re-evaluated, and a favored few introduced to museum staff and docents, so expect an announcement soon.
Also planned for a Fireside Chat early next year will be John Parker showing his Emmy Award-winning documentary. It’s a fascinating and enjoyable way to learn about the archeology documenting the history of the Koi tribe in the area as much as 12,000 to 20,000 ago, and the development of Anderson Marsh State Park as an archeological treasure.
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support Gibson Museum
Gibson is comfortably moving into its new life as one of three Lake County Museums, along with the Lakeport Courthouse Museum and the Historic Schoolhouse Museum in Lower Lake.
We are exceedingly grateful for our community’s support, whether as cash donations, or as contributions of history, time or attention.
Many citizens have been instrumental in Gibson Museum’s continued operation and success.
Mounting displays about local history and other projects will require our ongoing financial contributions. We are counting on your further participation.