“Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly” opens at the California Museum
Capitol Morning Report
February 16, 2016
The California Museum reports that a traveling exhibition, “Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly,” opens today. With artifacts and memorabilia on loan from the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, the California State Library and the California Academy of Sciences, the exhibit highlights “the grizzly’s enduring cultural legacy over the last 200 years.” The exhibit will also include a display of Monarch (seen right), one of the last California grizzlies that “rose to national prominence when he was captured in Ventura County for newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst and became the icon of the San Francisco Examiner in 1889.” “Since his legacy continues to educate people on the importance of protecting endangered species nearly 100 years after his death, he is probably the most significant bear in not just in California but in American history,” said California Museum Curator Bruce Stiny. The exhibit will be on display today through June 19 at the Museum at 1020 O St. Contact: Brenna Hamilton 916 651 0934.