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Book reception for H.H. Bancroft autobiography--April 19 at Museum in Willits

Book reception for H.H. Bancroft autobiography provides deep perspective on California history, ecology.

On Saturday, April 19, from 5 to 7 pm, the Mendocino County Museum will host a special literary and historical book reception featuring Kim Bancroft, Willits resident and editor of "Literary Industries: Chasing A Vanishing West," just published by Heyday. This version of "Literary Industries" is abridged from the 850-page autobiography written by Kim's great-great-grandfather, who amassed an enormous collection of documents on Western history and ecology that formed the basis for the renowned Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. The event is free and will be accompanied by a slide show on H.H. Bancroft's life and legacy beginning at 5:30. Kim Bancroft will speak on the culture and history of California's first inhabitants, with help from Vicki Patterson, expert on native peoples of Mendocino County. California food and wines will be served.

The Mendocino County Museum is located at 400 East Commercial St. in Willits. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. For more information please call 459-2736 or visit

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