There are famous historians who have shaped our view of the past and colored our path to the future. The experiences of ordinary people are not always captured. Fortunately, a cardboard box full of the experiences of one lifelong Humboldt County resident was rescued from the side of the road in 1980 and taken to the Clarke Museum. Among the things in the box were letters from the woman’s brother who spent decades in the Yukon. He was charming and funny, which is clear from his letters. She faithfully saved them. Those letters were the inspiration for this lecture.
When: Saturday, April 1st, 2:30-3:30 PM
Where: Sign up for the Zoom Link Here This event is being co-hosted by the Clarke Museum, the Humboldt County Historical Society, and the Humboldt Library, and will be online only.
Jane Hill came to Humboldt County in 1972 when she co-founded Dell’Arte with her Italian husband Carlo Mazzone-Clementi. She has served on the faculties of College of the Redwoods, HSU and U.C.-Berkeley.
She has also been the Executive Director of Opera Omaha, the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eureka Symphony. Trained as a theatre artist (actor, writer and director) she has always been interested in history. While in Omaha, she initiated several projects based on regional history, including an opera about the 1879 trial of Ponca Chief Standing Bear. In January 2022 she became Executive Director of the Humboldt County Historical Society. This lecture is based on a one-woman show she wrote and performed in 1984 for the Clarke Museum.