Apr 18 2018
Sutter's Fort Curator Talk: Behind the Lens of Har...

Sutter's Fort Curator Talk: Behind the Lens of Har...

Presented by Sutter's Fort State Historic Park and Photography Month Sacramento at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

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.

Admission Info

Members Free
Non-members $6

Phone: (916) 323-7626

Email: linsey@suttersfort.org

Dates & Times

2018/04/18 - 2018/04/18

Location Info

Sutter's Fort State Historic Park

2701 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

Accessibility Info