The McCune Collection Presents the Spring 2018 Lecture Series

Sunday March 18th, 2pm
“You Want it Darker”*...the world of Night Photography *Leonard Cohen


Tim Baskerville, longtime member of the Mare Island Historic Foundation and founder of The Nocturnes Night Photography Group on Mare Island will discuss methods, materials and the stunning visual possibilities of photographing the world after dark. “...I have enlisted Night Photography to hopefully render the mundane, the neglected; the ghosts of Mare Island as images that, with new purpose, will haunt, inspire and transcend their former constructs.” More about night photography and Tim Baskerville at:

Sunday April 15, 2pm
Discusses his recently published book Lower Georgia Street – California’s Forgotten Barbary Coast

Brendan-author photo

Brendan Riley grew up in Vallejo, a few blocks from the sailor district that he describes in Lower Georgia Street: California’s Forgotten Barbary Coast. The son of parents who were newspaper editors and writers, he earned a degree in English literature from St. Mary’s College in Moraga. He then served two years aboard the USS Haleakala, an ammunition ship that supplied other Navy ships in Vietnam. That was followed by a 39-year career as a political and government affairs writer for The Associated Press. He now serves on the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum board and on the Vallejo Architectural Heritage and Landmarks Commission, and writes a history column for the Vallejo Times-Herald.

Sunday May 6, 2pm
The Language of the Puppet and a special performance of Tales of Br’er Rabbit


In these favorite traditional African American trickster tales, featuring Br’er Rabbit, Br’er Fox and Br’er Bear, the clever Br'er Rabbit survives by relying on his wits. Magical Moonshine Theatre puppeteers Michael and Valerie Nelson present their version in a delightful family program suitable for all ages. More at: Magical Moonshine Theatre

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