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Sundance hosts book release party for The Making of Yosemite



What: Sundance will host a reception to celebrate the publication of Jen A. Huntley’s new book The Making of Yosemite: James Mason Hutchings and the Origin of America’s Most Popular National Park (University Press of Kansas). Huntley will give a short presentation followed by Q & A and book signing.

About the Book: Decades before Ansel Adams, the Sierra Club or even John Muir, James Hutchings made Yosemite into a potent symbol of California’s post-gold-rush greatness. For over a century, the early history of Yosemite has languished in obscurity. Now, The Making of Yosemite restores the historical significance of the icon’s origin to modern American culture.

About the Author: Jen Huntley, PhD., is an environmental historian, freelance writer and sustainability consultant. As professor of history at the University of Nevada Reno, she designed the interdisciplinary University of Nevada Academy for the Environment and was its associate director for academics and outreach until 2010. She writes the regular feature “Edible Traditions” for Edible Reno-Tahoe. Jen is chair of the community sustainability nonprofit greenUP! and has volunteered for several nonprofit groups in the Reno-Tahoe area, including Sierra Nevada Journeys, the exhibit and programming committees of the Nevada Discovery Museum and Nevada Econet.

Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Avenue, Reno.

When: Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Since opening its doors in 1985, Sundance Books and Music has been dedicated to the service of books and book lovers. As a local, independent bookstore, Sundance is committed to strengthening and contributing to both our local and global communities.

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