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    Lecture: The Nature Study Movement in Pacific Grove c. 1875

    On Thursday, February 6, at 6:00 p.m., Don Kohrs will share his recent findings associated with summer gatherings of the Chautauqua Assemblies in Pacific Grove and the strong emphasis the founders of the assembly placed on the instruction of the natural sciences, romantic literature, and the arts. In addition, he will speak to the organizing of Chautauqua Circles throughout the State of California, and how these Chautauqua reading circles seeded the establishing of the California Federation of Women’s Club; a federation whose political efforts would be directed towards the protection and preservation of nature. Read more…»

    Tillie Gort’s Art Opening and Book Signing

    Photographs, Artwork and Memorabilia of the 1960s and 70s

    Saturday, June 6, 2009, 3 to 6 pm, at Tillie Gort’s Café, 111 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950.

    Photographs by John McCleary, who will sign copies of his books, Monterey Peninsula People and The Hippie Dictionary. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting will be provided by Tillie Gort¹s. Artwork and photographs by various artists of, and from, the 60s and 70s will also be displayed.

    Tillie Gort’s was one of the most popular coffee houses of the hippie counterculture. It is celebrating its 40th year of business and is the one of the oldest restaurants of its kind in the United States.

    John McCleary is a widely known photographer and author of the hippie counterculture. He was a cook at ‘Tillie’s’ in the early 1970s, a rock and roll photographer, a world traveler, and is the author of The Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and 1970s.