Friday, November 20, 2009

From the Director

Living History is coming to the Rancho Bernardo History Museum. Above, Carolyn is assisting Margarita with the persona of Maria Antonia Alvarado Snook. In the one image we have of this historic figure, she appears very stern and solemn, dressed in fine silks and lace and wearing embroidered gloves on her hands. A brooch at her throat and earrings complete the outfit. Margarita is now tasked with studying for the role, learning the names of family members, the lifestyle that was hers and her husband, Captain Joseph Snook. I hope she will be able to stay in character for the event on December 5th, 2-4 pm at the museum. Finally, we are going to be open to the public, members, sponsors and volunteers on that date. Please join us. You can greet Maria Antonia with a "buenos tardes."

Friday, November 13, 2009

From the Director

Mark your calendars for December 5th, 2009, 2-4 pm. The reopening of the Rancho Bernardo History Museum is scheduled for this Saturday afternoon. The event is for volunteers, members and sponsors of the historical Society. The latest exhibit Footpaths to Freeways: Traveling in RB will be on display. In addition, the Soroptimists will have a small exhibit, and the Wall of Honor will be at the entrance.

If you are new to the Winery, the Vineyard Room/Museum is located to the east of Cafe Merlot. Look for our signs for further directions.

Visit us on this day or again in the evening of December 18th and 19th when the Bernardo Winery hosts its Holiday Nights. 5-8 pm.

Oh, there will be two very special quests at the reception. Come prepared to speak with living history figures from our past!

Thursday, November 05, 2009

From the Director

It's time to announce the first Rancho Bernardo Historical Society Docent Training session. November 17th at 9 am-10 am we will be meeting at the Vineyard Room/Museum.

What is a docent? Some define a docent as a lecturer or tour guide in a museum or cathedral. The word comes from the Latin docere which means to teach.

We are asking for our docents to commit to working at least once a month at the museum with tours, assisting with membership or working with the collections. This training session should assist community members to learn about the education goals of the RBHS and develop skills for stewardship of the museum.

Please come in and fill out an application form, attend the training session, and become part of this organization.