Saturday, September 23, 2023

The History of Cattle Brands: A Community Conversation at the Mendocino County Museum

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

Beef Cattle photographed in Willits [Photograph from the Calisphere Historical Photo Archive]

Join us on Sunday July 23, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. for a lively afternoon conversation about the importance of cattle brands, community, and history!

Archives volunteer Carol Cox will share her adventures researching the Mendocino County Museum cattle brand collection.

While conducting her research, Carol met knowledgeable local residents who helped reveal the significant role cattle brands and ranching have played in Mendocino County history and into present day. Carol will be joined by local Rancher Dan Arkelian, Blacksmiths Jim and Maryanne Underhill, and a variety of community members who contributed to the effort.

Curator Linsey Dick will share cattle Brands from the Museum Collection, the 1852 Mendocino County Brand book, a quilt created to celebrate Stella James’ 50th Wedding Anniversary, and other unique brand-related objects from the collection. 

Program attendance is included with the cost of general admission. For more information, questions, and admission rates please visit www.mendocinocounty.org/museum or contact the Mendocino County Museum at museum@mendocinocounty.org or 707-234-6365.

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