Sunday, March 6, 2011

Old North History Exhibit at the Hattie Weber (15)

Davis Enterprise E-Edition, 3-4-11
Saturday, March 12, the Hattie Weber Museum at 5th & C will open a history exhibit on the Old North’s E-500s face-block.

The exhibit is based on my just-published booklet on people who have lived in the block’s 16 homes over the ten decades since the first house was built in 1919.
Of some 75 mini-biographies in the booklet, nine are featured in the exhibit.
The nine include the inventor of fruit cocktail, the major developer of the factory-farmed chicken,  and the creator of the mass produced strawberry. Another famed resident got Bob Hope to perform in Davis to raise money to build the Davis Senior Center.
The Hattie Weber Museum of Davis is open Wednesday & Saturday 10 to 4. Admission is free.