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Yosemite Comes to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, in which President Abraham Lincoln dedicated the Yosemite Valley as a recreational space, the California Historical Society has unveiled “Yosemite: A Storied Landscape.”

The six-month exhibit opened in July and runs through January 25, 2015. Native American artifacts, acclaimed photography and a never-before-exhibited grizzly skin help bring the park to life. More than 250 items tell the stories of Yosemite, including the Christmas-time hijinks of the photographer Ansel Adams, the history of rock climbing in Yosemite and the basket that led Julia Parker back to her Native American family.

“We are honored to bring Yosemite, one of the most beloved places on earth, to the city and share its stories of inspiration, heartbreak and poignancy,” said Anthea Hartig, executive director of the California Historical Society. “The history of Yosemite is as complex and diverse as California itself, and this exhibition, engaging educational programming and stunning enhanced eBook created for the anniversary help celebrate the birth of a national park in new and dynamic ways.”

Photographs, videos, artwork and historic objects relating to the park lie on display in the California Historical Society, alongside many other exhibits chronicling the history of California.

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