County Public Libraries partnering with Hearst Castle on centennials

Several county library branches will be hosting a Living History 1930’s Fashion Show, an interpretive experience of Hearst Castle with period pieces and reproductions on hand. (Contributed photo)

COUNTY — This year marks the centennial of County Libraries and the 100th Anniversary of the ground-breaking for construction at Hearst Castle. California State Parks Museum Director Mary Levkoff and Guide Supervisor Aja Milne developed a summer schedule of programs to be held free of charge at county branches for the Adult Summer Reading program.
Several branches will be hosting a Living History 1930’s Fashion Show, an interpretive experience of Hearst Castle with period pieces and reproductions on hand to try styles from this bygone era. Also scheduled are presentations on Chief Architect Julia Morgan; longtime Hearst companion and actress Marion Davies; W.R. Hearst and the Hollywood Connection; Hearst’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and more.
Morro Bay will have a Hearst tile exhibit installed in July. Cambria library will exhibit architectural facsimiles of Julia Morgan and tile work from the castle in July. Los Osos library will showcase a model of the castle and docents from CA State Parks will discuss the castle’s construction. California State Parks has donated time and historical expertise to the County Libraries to provide library patrons a more intimate view into life at the castle in their backyard.
Superintendent of Parks, Dan Falat, has donated two tickets for a Grand Rooms Tour to a lucky winner of the Short and Sweet Adult Summer Reading Program. To find out dates, times, and location of events, visit slolibrary.org. To sign up for the Short and Sweet Adult Summer Reading, visit any county branch.

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