$100 – $130

Dome Talks Full Series Pass

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Location

Location

San Bernardino County Museum

2024 Orange Tree Lane

Redlands, CA 92374

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Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

Dome Talks are evening discussions that feature leading authors and thought leaders discussing topics relevant to the past, present, and future of our Inland Southern California region. The 2018 line up addresses the seismic shifts, social changes and environmental forces that have affected the lives of Californians.

Doors open at 6:30pm; Speakers start at 7pm

Does geography matter to our 21st Century world? If you enjoy coffee, enjoy being able to find your way to the nearest coffee shop using your smartphone, and enjoy having a smartphone, these are three examples showing how geographic innovations have shaped our world. Geography is an ancient discipline and yet a high-tech one that has always been revolutionary. Join us in conversation where Dr. Kerski will examine people, innovations, and ways of thinking that have revolutionized geography but also shaped the world in which we live. These discoveries include web mapping, sea clocks, plate tectonics, GPS, satellite imagery, ocean currents, the Internet of Things, supply chain management, and many more, and the discussion will include a peek into future discoveries that await us in our own lifetimes.

For two decades at The New York Times, Henry Fountain has covered science subjects, including climate change, earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, nuclear accidents and other natural and human-caused disasters. His book The Great Quake is a tale about the almost unimaginable brute force of nature – a 9.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Alaska on Good Friday 1964. Fountain combines history and science to bring the quake and its aftermath to life in vivid detail.

"Interleaving snapshots of a lost world, the primal power of nature and high science, 'The Great Quake' is an outstanding work of nonfiction." – Los Angeles Times

This Dome Talk is in collaboration with the Girls Scouts of San Gorgonio: http://www.gssgc.org/

Richard Louv is credited with helping to inspire an international movement to reintroduce children to nature. He coined the term "nature-deficit disorder" to describe possible negative consequences to individual health and the social fabric as children move indoors and away from physical contact with the natural world – particularly unstructured, solitary experience. His groundbreaking research pointed to attention disorders, obesity, a dampening of creativity and depression as problems associated with a nature-deficient childhood.

This Dome Talk is in collaboration with the Inlandia Institute: http://inlandiainstitute.org/ **

On the fiftieth anniversary of this iconic film, author Beverly Gray offers a smart, close reading and vivid, behind-the-scenes details--including all the drama and decision-making of the cast and crew. For movie buffs and pop culture fans, Seduced by Mrs. Robinson explores how The Graduate changed the future of filmmaking and rocked the late sixties world, reflecting and changing the era's views of sex, work, and marriage.

Absorbing . . . Well-researched and skillfully composed . . . Gray effectively shows how The Graduate worked as a subversive force in a period about to reassess its cinematic and cultural conventions.” Kirkus Reviews

**The Inlandia Institute is a lively center of literary activity serving the 29,000 sq. mile inland Southern California Region. Our mission is to recognize, support, and expand literary activity in all of its forms in the Inland Empire by publishing books and sponsoring programs that deepen people’s awareness, understanding, and appreciation of this unique, complex and creatively vibrant region.

Cheech Marin came of age at an interesting time in America and became a self-made counterculture legend with his other half, Tommy Chong. This insightful memoir delves into how Cheech dodged the draft, formed one of the most successful comedy duos of all time, and became the face of the recreational drug movement. He went on to a successful solo acting career and owner of the most renowned collection of Chicano art in the world. The impact of his years-long advocacy for the recognition of Chicano artists as an American art genre will soon benefit the Inland Empire cultural scene with the future development of the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry.

Who owns the past and the objects that physically connect us to history? And who has the right to decide this ownership, particularly when the objects are sacred or, in the case of skeletal remains, human? Is it the museums that care for the objects or the communities whose ancestors made them? These questions are at the heart of Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits, an unflinching insider account by a leading curator who has spent years learning how to balance these controversial considerations.

Colwell explores the fraught project of repatriating Native American sacred objects in this moving and thoughtful work. . . . Colwell’s book raises provocative questions about who owns the past, and is surely an important work for curators—or anyone—interested in America’s treatment of its cultural legacy.” Publishers Weekly

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The talks are designed for an adult audience, and some of the book talks may include mature content, however, we welcome young adults that have an interest. We ask that you leave very young ones, including babes in arms, at home.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking at the museum is free. Unfortunately, we are not conveniently located near bus transportation.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You are welcome to contact us with any questions about these events - we can be reached at 909.798.8608 (Tuesday - Sunday, 9-5) or museum@sbcounty.gov

What's the refund policy?

Once tickets are purchased, we are unable to provide refunds, however, you may donate unused tickets (for a tax deduction) to the San Bernardino County Museum Association if you notify them at least 24 hours in advance that you will be unable to attend. Contact the Association with your name and number of tickets at museum@sbcounty.gov with "donate tickets" in the subject line. The Association will provide you with a letter acknowledging your donation.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Full Series Pass: you do not need to bring a printed ticket - we will have your name on a guest list. If you would like to transfer one of your dates to another person, please notify us in advance at museum@sbcounty.gov with your name and their name so we know to expect them.

Individual Ticketholder: If you have purchased an individual ticket for one date (and not the series), please print your ticket and bring to the event, as this helps the entry move faster. If you forget or lose your ticket, we can search our records, but it may slow things up and affect your enjoyment of the pre-talk reception.

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San Bernardino County Museum

2024 Orange Tree Lane

Redlands, CA 92374

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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