Nancy Jenner, curator of Sutter's Fort State Historic Park and the State Indian Museum, will present about the first curator at Sutter's Fort in the early 1900s, Harry Peterson, and how his photography still impacts preservation efforts today.
In 1926 Peterson was appointed the first curator of Sutter's Fort in Sacramento. His photographs capture the transformation of a holding yard for antiques to a living history museum. When Peterson died from a heart attack at the Fort in 1941, he left behind a collection of over 7,000 glass plate and nitrate negatives and lantern slides, many of which are now part of the California State Parks Collections.
This event is hosted by The Friends of Sutter's Fort, the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving Sutter's Fort State Historic Park.
Note: This event is part of Photography Month Sacramento.