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Collateral Damage: The S.F. Earthquake in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History (PGMNH) commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake with a free exhibit of historical photographs chronicling the damage suffered on the Central Coast.

On Friday, April 21st at 7:00 p.m., PGMNH will present a free exhibit opening for its new permanent Rollo Beck exhibit. This opening marks the beginning of Rollo Beck Days, a three-day event celebrating the renowned field ornithologistís contributions to museum collections and the field of avian science.

Beck led California Academy of Sciencesí1906 expedition to the Galapagos Islands, and the specimens collected during this expedition formed the core of the institutionís collections after the April 1906 fire storm destroyed the Academy.

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The exhibit runs from March 1 - May 31, 2006

Tue - Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Group reservations required in advance


Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Forest & Central Ave
Pacific Grove, CA


Photographs of the damage in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties following the quake, and the ramifications in the area that resulted from the quake (including the arrival of the "Bohemians" in Carmel, the swell in population of the Pacific Grove-adjacent Chinatown and the subsequent fire,


General public


Pacific Grove Museum, (831) 648-5716

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