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Borrego Springs - 'California Dreamin'

 

Last updated 1/17/2016 at 9:10am

The non-profit Anza-Borrego Desert History Association (ABDNHA) in Borrego Springs announces a special two day program entitled "California Dreamin': The Immigration and Migration History of California" to be held in Borrego Springs on January 29 and 30.

This two day event will bring together a best-selling author, an anthropologist, a historian, and a genetic anthropologist to tell the full story of movement over time into what is now known as the Golden State.

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 29 with "An Evening with Victor VillaseƱor", author of the bestselling book "Rain of Gold" as well as eight other novels, and more than 60 short stories. Victor will tell the personal story of his family over several generations as they moved from Mexico into the United States. This program will be conducted at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, 590 Palm Canyon Drive. All seats are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. There is no charge for ABDNHA members, all others are $10 at the door.

Programs on Saturday January 30 will be held in the ABDNHA library, 652 Palm Canyon Drive and space is limited. The day begins with "Californians: The First Humans" by anthropologist and Professor Manfred Knaak, telling the story of the people who moved into and through California before the Spanish arrived. History professor Mary Jo Moore will then speak about the immigration history of California from the days of the Spanish to the present day. The program concludes with an evening presentation by genetic anthropologist Amy Non, who will speak about genetic research and how it is uncovering the story of early human migration. Preregistration is required for these programs and space is limited.

Register online http://www.abdnha.org/californiadreamin or call 760-767-3098

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