California Historical Society is happy to announce its’ participation in San Francisco Public Library’s (SFPL) 11th Annual One City One Book with a public program that presents the history of Peoples Temple and Jonestown, key components of SFPL's 2015 book choice, Season of the Witch.
Join us for an engaging discussion between David Talbot, author of Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love, Marshall Kilduff, San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Writer, Eugene Smith, writing a book about Peoples Temple, Jonestown, and Jim Jones from a young Black man's point of view, John Cobb, author and born into Peoples Temple and member until its end on 11/18/78, and moderated by Anthea Hartig, CHS Executive Director.
Close the evening with a Season of the Witch book signing and a collection viewing of Peoples Temple and Jonestown letters, photos, and artifacts from the CHS collection.
More information on One City One Book go to: http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=2000816101
Doors open 3:15 PM and program begins 3:30 PM
In partnership with San Francisco Public Library and One City One Book
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The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.
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