The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County is featuring a new exhibit of local historic photographs, paired with contemporary views of the same site. The exhibit Then & Now includes photographs of Sutter and Yuba Counties from over 100 years ago of buildings, bridges, and other area features. It compares contemporary color photos of the same site or feature with the original black and white photo. In some cases, the buildings still stand much as they were over a century ago. In other cases, the structure has disappeared and a new one appears in its place or perhaps nothing remains at all.
The exhibit opens Friday evening, August 24th, 2012 with a reception from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and will remain through November 24th. Admission is free. The public is invited to step back in time and see what our local area looked like a century ago, when roads were unpaved and Victorian-era buildings lined the streets. Some of these architectural treasures remain in our landscape, a legacy that we can shepherd for local residents a century from now.
The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County invites visitors to see the recently created East Indian exhibit in the new Multi-Cultural Wing to learn about Sikhs in our community. The new permanent exhibit describes all immigrants to our area from India, but it focuses on the majority, who came from the Punjab and follow Sikhism. Along with remarkable artifacts, the exhibit reveals what pulled the immigrants to this area, their difficulties in immigrating from the turn of the 20th century on, what work they did when they arrived, their customs and culture, and the role they play in our modern society. The exhibit also describes the religious beliefs of Sikhs and how those are reflected in their dress and appearance. The exhibit includes a picture tutorial on how to wrap a turban and why. Video displays include photographs and information about the Punjabi community in Sutter and Yuba Counties.
The Middle Mountain Foundation and the Community Memorial Museum are hosting an exhibit and reception for the public to meet the winning photographers for the 2013 Sutter Buttes Calendar created annually by The Middle Mountain Foundation. Each photographer is exhibiting the Buttes photo that was selected for the new calendar plus an additional Buttes view they have photographed. The brand new calendar will make its debut at this event and will be available for sale.
The reception will take place on Friday, August 10, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County. The exhibit of photos celebrating the Sutter Buttes will remain at the Museum through Saturday, August 18th. Admission is free.