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Hearst Ranch: Family, Land, and Legacy
Thursday, May 15
Museum Members $5; Public $15 Buy tickets
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One of the legendary American residences, Hearst Ranch has also been described as one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Drawing on a vast archive of private family records and extensive personal correspondence, Victoria Kastner shares new stories and rare historic images, transporting you back to early 20th century California.
This lecture is part of the Driehaus Museum’s 2014 Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series, a program which serves to situate the Nickerson Mansion within the context of social artistic developments of the period and against the wider background of America’s Gilded Age.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for any attendees who would like to explore the Museum and its collections. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. As space is limited, advance reservations are highly recommended.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Victoria Kastner, Hearst Castle’s historian, has written and lectured about San Simeon’s land and buildings for more than thirty years. She is the author of Hearst Castle: The Biography of a Country House (Abrams, 2000); Hearst’s San Simeon: The Gardens and the Land (Abrams, 2009); and coauthor of The Beverly Hills Hotel: The First 100 Years (2012). She has a master’s degree in public history with an emphasis in architectural history from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in museum management from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Kastner lives in Los Osos, California.
Mix & Mingle at the Movies: The General
Saturday, February 27
An evening for those film buffs who have an appreciation for the silent film era as we show the 1926 movie, The General. Read more
Author Encounters: Carol Wallace
Saturday, March 5
Author Carol Wallace comes to the Museum to discuss her book, To Marry an English Lord, an account that inspired the Downton Abbey character, Lady Cora. Read more
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