EVENTS

Blueprint of the Modesto Southern Pacific Depot, 1914

Talk and Exhibit
Depots of the Central and Southern Pacific Railroads in Modesto and the San Joaquin Valley by Jean-Guy Dube
Saturday, May 30, 2020, 3 pm
Prospect Theater, 1214 K Street, Modesto
$5 general admission/free for museum/center supporting members

Mr. Dubé has researched and written about Southern Pacific Depots since 1983. For his book, Railroad Depots: A Southern Pacific Collection, he was awarded the national Leicester B. Holland Prize for 2017 by the National Park Service and Library of Congress. Jean-Guy is also an accomplished draftsmen and artist and he has created a detailed 18 x 24-inch blueprint poster of our Modesto depot. Dube will sell and sign copies of his book and poster at the talk for $45 each.

Join us as he highlights some of the historic railroad depots of the San Joaquin Valley, with an emphasis on the multiple depots of Modesto especially our current 105-year old Mission Revival depot. Travel back 150 years via slideshow to see rare photographs, maps, and ephemera of Southern Pacific’s San Joaquin Division. The talk will feature an exhibition of Mr. Dube’s detailed depot blueprints and will also highlight his book Railroad Depots – A Southern Pacific Collection.

The 1930s Panoramic Photography of Oscar Mayo

EXHIBIT
The 1930s Panoramic Photography of Oscar Mayo
Ralston’s Goat Restaurant, 1001 10th Street, corner of J
Tuesdays – Thursdays, 11 am to midnight; Fridays-Saturdays, 11 am to 2 am; Sundays, 9 am to 3 pm

Oscar Mayo began doing his panoramic photography in Modesto by 1912. In the 1930s, he captured Modesto buildings and many of the downtown blocks in single exposures. See several of his shots on the wall at Ralston’s Goat. The exhibit was first displayed during the 2015 architecture festival and is made up of prints from negatives in the city’s McHenry Museum collection. The photos are on long-term loan to Ralston’s Goat. Thank you.