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An Afternoon in the Carriage House

Sunday, February 12, 2017

4 p.m.


$25 per person
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Love Letters was a 1989 play by A. R. Gurney that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play centers on two characters, sitting side by side at tables, reading correspondence in which over nearly 50 years, they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments. The play has been a vehicle for high profile actors, e.g. Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, showcasing the affection and history of a couple throughout their life-time.

The Pardee Home Museum will present a late afternoon presentation of our own version of this charming concept; the reading of the love letters between Enoch and Mary Pardee in the mid 19th Century. Author Dennis Evanosky and Ann Brown, both ardent supporters of the Pardee museum, will read the words these two historic Oakland residents wrote in the early years of their courtship, pre-marriage and building the home in 1868 that is now the Pardee Home Museum. The program will begin with a short musical interlude featuring classical guitarist Kyler Svendsgaard and ending with more music followed by a lovely reception with hors d'oeuvres and champagne in the main house Dining room. A perfect prelude to St. Valentine's Day! All proceeds from this event go to the museum.

Space is limited, so reserve your place today.

You may become a member of The Pardee Home Museum or renew your annual membership at the event

For reservations, please visit Brown Paper Tickets or call Richelle Lieberman at 510.381.1973



Salon in the Carriage House Lecture Celebrates the National Parks Centennial

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The Pardee Home Museum will host a lecture and reception in the Carriage House "Salon" commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the U.S. National Parks. Park Ranger Nathan Tusa from the John Muir Museum home will be speaking about the history of the formation of the Parks Service. President Theodore Roosevelt and our own Governor George Pardee were part of the early movement led by naturalist, activist and co-founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir.

In March of 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir and Pardee toured the Yosemite Valley at the request of Muir, camping under the Sequoia redwoods, hiking the trails, viewing Bridal Falls and Inspiration Point. Muir was concerned about the future of the Valley and had requested the President come and experience the splendor of the area. Roosevelt came, George Pardee joined them, and by the end of this 3 day camping trip, true friendships began and the preservation of the Valley was insured!

After Ranger Tusa's lecture, we will go into the Pardee home for a lovely buffet of hors d'oeuvres and champagne. $25 per person, space is limited, so make your reservations today! All proceeds go to the Pardee Home Museum.

For reservations, please visit Brown Paper Tickets or call 510.381.1973



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