Delta Heritage Forum

Translation Service Notice

 

The Delta Heritage Forum is a free, full-day event focused on efforts to preserve and tell Delta stories, opportunities for partnerships and collaboration, and networking. Attendees include cultural and recreation organizations, state and local officials, business and civic organizations, academics, and those interested in Delta heritage.

2019 Delta Heritage Forum - Schedule

Register now for the 2019 Forum – Thursday, June 6, 2019

8:15 AM
Coffee, Networking, and Open House

Organizations are invited to bring materials on heritage projects for display during the day.
 
9:00 Welcome and Introductions

 

9:15 Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area – What’s Ahead?

Blake Roberts, Delta Protection Commission

 

9:45 Storytelling through Different Media

Moderator:
Bob Benedetti, Sacramento State

Speakers:

  • Delta Anthology – Carrie Alexander, Delta Protection Commission
  • Electronic Mapping – Paul Veisze, California State Parks
  • Online Publication – Rich Turner, Soundings Magazine
10:35 Break

 

10:45 Exploring the Delta and Carquinez Strait’s World War II Heritage

Moderator: Brian Holt, East Bay Regional Park District


Speakers:

  • Economic Impact of Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Removal) on the Delta – Janet Sakata, Jean Yokotobi, Delta Education Cultural Society
  • Port Chicago explosion – Brian Holt, East Bay Regional Park District
  • Stockton’s military past – Gene Bigler, retired, University of the Pacific
  • Camp Tracy at Byron Hot Springs (Military Interrogation Center) – Carol Jensen, East Contra Costa Historical Society
12:00 PM Lunch

 

1:15 Developing and Implementing Interpretive Plans: How to Tell the Stories of the Delta and Carquinez Strait

Interpretive plans outline the reasons that visitors should care about an area’s cultural resources.

Moderator: David Price, David Price Design


Speakers:

  • Delta Pick Mello, Sacramento History Museum
  • David Price, David Price Design
  • Kathy Schulz, NAI Certified Interpretive Planner, Department of Water Resources
2:05 Concurrent Sessions

Early Filipino Farm Workers in the Delta

Moderator: Richard Tenaza, University of the Pacific


Speakers:

  • Anita Bautista, Filipino American National Historical Society and Chicano Heritage Center
  • Richard Tenaza, University of the Pacific

 

Emphasizing Agricultural History in Landscapes, Business, and Agritourism

Moderator: David Stuart, retired, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum

Speakers:
  • Sarah Hemly, Greene & Hemly, Inc./Hemly Cider
  • Steve Heringer, Heringer Estates
  • Michael Neuharth, Steamboat Acres
  • David Stuart, retired, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
3:00 Break

 

3:15 Lightning Talks

We are seeking speakers who want to give informal 5-minute “lightning talks” on topics that would be of interest to Forum attendees. Please contact Blake Roberts (blake.roberts@delta.ca.gov) with a short proposal for your lightning talk.
4:00 Adjournment

 

Organizations are invited to bring materials on heritage projects for display during the day, especially for the early morning coffee and networking time. 

Register online.

2018 Delta Heritage Forum

Delta Heritage Forum
Friday, July 20, 2018
Presentations and Handouts

 

PROPOSED DELTA NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA AND DELTA HERITAGE AREA INITIATIVE – WHERE WE’VE BEEN, WHERE WE ARE – Blake Roberts, Delta Protection Commission, Presentation (PDF)

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

Session 1a: Developing a Vision for Historic Districts

  • Blake Roberts, Delta Protection Commission (Moderator)
  • Jim Wheeler, Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce (Speaker)
  • Jane Lin and Heidi Sokolowsky, Urban Field Studio (Speakers), Presentation (PDF)

Session 1b: Making the Delta a Classroom

  • Erik Vink, Delta Protection Commission (Moderator)
  • Bob Benedetti, Sacramento State (Speaker), Handouts (PDF)
  • Laura Wright, City of Pittsburg (Speaker), Presentation (PDF)

 

HERITAGE TOURISM IN THE DELTA – BUILDING AWARENESS AND COLLABORATION

  • Stacy Hayden, Delta Protection Commission (Moderator)
  • Barbara Daly, Delta Heartbeat Tours (Speaker)
  • Douglas Hsia, Locke Foundation (Speaker)
  • Campbell Ingram, Delta Conservancy (Speaker)

 

CONNECTING THE DOTS: USING TRAILS TO EXPLORE CULTURAL RESOURCES

  • Jeremy Terhune, Delta Protection Commission (Moderator)
  • Brian Holt, East Bay Regional Parks District (Speaker), Presentation (PDF)
  • Mayor Elizabeth Patterson, City of Benicia (Speaker), Presentation (PDF)
  • Alexandra Stehl and Cheryl Essex, California State Parks (Speakers), Presentation (PDF)

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

Session 2a: Tips for Great Grant Applications

Session 2b: Storytelling for Small Museums in the Digital Age