Secret Symbols & Mysteries of the California State Capitol
Time & Location
About The Event
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Program Time: 7PM
All registrants will receive a Zoom link via email a day prior to the start of the program. Click on the link included in that email to view the program live. You may connect to the program using your Zoom link between 6:30PM and 7PM on June 23rd.
Registration is required. First come, first serve. A system capacity limit may be necessary.
While the California State Capitol houses the heart of the state’s representative democracy, and the business conducted within is easily accessible to the people both in person and remotely, the building also houses its share of secrets from over the decades. On June 23rd, Eric Thomsen, a guide at the California State Capitol Museum for over a decade, will reveal the Capitol's mysteries such as the anonymous raising of the U.S. flag over the still incomplete Capitol in 1865 and how the mystery wasn’t solved until 1929 (or was it?); the 1901 ironic death of B.M. Lelong, the secretary of the State Board of Horticulture and expert on all things citrus; just what strange material came tumbling down onto the glass roof on the Capitol in 1936 and to whom did it belong; and just how many cornerstones has the Capitol had, anyway?