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2022 Delta Heritage Forum – Writing the Next Chapter in Delta Heritage

November 3, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, November 3
1:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Jean Harvie Community Center
14273 River Road
Walnut Grove, CA

2022 Forum Flyer (PDF)

The 2022 Delta Heritage Forum will be held in person in Walnut Grove on Thursday, November 3. This year’s theme is “Writing the Next Chapter in Delta Heritage.” You can register online now.

The Forum is a free, full-day event focused on preserving and telling Delta and Carquinez Strait stories, and providing opportunities for partnerships, collaboration, and networking. The theme for this year’s Forum is “Writing the Next Chapter in Delta Heritage.” Anyone with interest in Delta heritage is invited to attend.

No dinner will be provided, but there will be light snacks, coffee, tea, and water.

1:00 to 1:30 PM: Coffee and Networking

Meet fellow participants and friends, old and new.

1:30 to 2:00 PM: Introduction and Update on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area
Dr. Blake Roberts, Delta Protection Commission

Get the details on the Forum and receive an update on NHA activities.

2:00 to 2:30 PM:  Using the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) to Protect Our Heritage
Virginia Gardiner and Dan Ray, Delta Protection Commission

Learn about how to protect the Delta’s heritage and historic resources using the National Historic Preservation Act.

2:30 to 3:30 PM: Celebrating the American Spirit: Planning for America 250

Brainstorm potential events and activities to celebrate the 250th anniversary of America’s independence. The session will open with a short presentation on America 250 with Delta Leadership Program alumni Douglas Hsia, Morris Lum, and Destiny Rivas.

3:30  to 3:45 PM:  Break

3:45 to 4:45 PM: Panel on Contemporary Writing about the Delta

Hear from local writers and historians about contemporary writing about the Delta. The panel includes:

  • Bob Benedetti, Author of Imagining the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta: An Anthology of Voices Across Centuries
  • Carol Jensen, Author and local historian
  • Dan Hanel, Author of the historical mystery series In the Shadow of Diablo
  • Natalie Beaver, Sacramento Public Library (moderator)
  • Mitzi Martinsen, Sacramento Public Library (moderator)

4:45 to 5:45 PM: Lightning Talks

Listen to short 5 – to 10-minute talks on the following topics:

  • Using Public Art & Placemaking to Share Community Stories: Examples from the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Ally Spongr, Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
  • Progress Report on the 1883 Clarksburg Schoolhouse Steve Heringer, Friends of the 1883 Clarksburg Schoolhouse
  • Vintage Barn Salvage and Repair: Preserving Delta History Steven Ropp, RePurpose Salvage & Furniture
  • Delta Residents Survey Megan Thomson and Amanda Bohl, Delta Stewardship Council
  • Environmental Justice in the Delta Megan Thomson and Amanda Bohl, Delta Stewardship Council

5:45 to 6:00 PM: Break

6:00 to 7:30 PM: National Heritage Area Management Plan Public Workshop

Join an interactive group discussion on the Delta NHA Management Plan led by:

  • Amanda Blosser, California Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Heather Holm, California Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Dr. Blake Roberts, Delta Protection Commission

As part of the Forum, we invite local historic, cultural, and historic organizations to provide informational materials for view by the Forum participants. The materials will be placed on tables that participants can visit before or after the Forum or during the breaks. Interested organizations should bring their materials at least 15 minutes before the Forum start.

More information about the National Heritage Area can be found on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area webpage. For questions about the Forum, contact Blake Roberts at blake.roberts@delta.ca.gov.

Details

Date:
November 3, 2022
Time:
1:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Delta Protection Commission
Phone:
(916) 375-4800
Email:
dpc@delta.ca.gov
View Organizer Website

Venue

Jean Harvie Community Center
14273 River Road
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
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