Mendocino County Museum Hosting MendoHistory Book Discussion Group

The following is a press release issued by the County of Mendocino:

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Starting December 2021 the Mendocino County Museum will host a Historical Book Discussion Group facilitated by museum staff surrounding books about Mendocino County history. The group will discuss both fiction and non-fiction titles with a historical theme or topic. In order to serve community members from all areas of the County discussions will be held virtually via Zoom.

To start off this series Museum staff have selected titles for December, January, and February, future selections will be made by group members.

December 8 at 6:00 p.m. Boonville by Robert Mailer Anderson 

The story of a John Gibson, the reluctant heir of an alcoholic grandmother, and Sarah McKay, a commune-reared “hippie by association.”  They are two young people actively searching for self and community in a small town of misfits, rednecks, and counter-culture burn-outs.  It’s the darkly comic tale of how they try to reassemble the facts of heredity, sexuality, personal expression, love, death the possibility of an existence without God, and what happens when they choose to make art from their lives.

January 12 at 6:00 p.m. Mendocino by Judith Greber 

The lives, fortunes, triumphs, tragedies, dreams, and loves of seven generations of a Mendocino, California, family, is set against the growth and changes of their hometown, from 1845 to the present.

February 9 at 6:00 p.m. Saltwater, Sweetwater: Women Write from California’s North Coast.  Collected by Barbara L. Baer and Maureen Anne Jennings. 

A collection of literature (poems, memoirs, essays, art and stories) written by women from California’s north coast areas; drawings and photos included.

Please join us in enjoying some local history. To resister and receive a Zoom link to the program please email the Mendocino County Museum at

Learn more about Mendocino County Museum and view our full program calendar at For more information, please contact the Mendocino County Museum at 707-459-2736 or

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