Kern County Museum hosts lecture series, walking tours

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Museum is hosting a series of lectures and walking tours this fall to highlight the history and the people of the county.

The lectures take place on the first and third Wednesday between August and November. The museum says the lectures range in topics from genealogy and how-to’s.

Below are the lectures scheduled through November:

Aug. 21 – Race, Sports and Black Unity 1875-1988, By Gilbert Gia
Sept. 4 – History of Hirshfeld’s, Hochheimer & Co., and Brock’s By: Lori Wear
Sept. 18 – Carleton Watkins: Making the West American By: Tyler Green
Oct. 2 – Bakersfield’s Notorious Honky Tonks By: Lori Wear
Oct. 9 – Bakersfield Modern: The Influence of the USC School of Architecture By: Sian Winship
Oct. 16 – Bootlegger’s, Booze, and Busts: Prohibition in Kern Co. By: Richard Roux
Nov. 6 – Murder, Mayhem, and Madness By: Lori Wear
Nov. 20 – The History of Auto Racing in Kern County By: Dave Wolin

Admission is free for museum members, $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The museum is also adding a walking tour exploring historic places and buildings in Bakersfield.

A walk exploring mid-century architecture in Downtown Bakersfield takes place Oct. 5.

Another walk exploring “East Chester” takes place Nov. 2.

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