Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly

Bear In Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly

May 25th through December 15th, 2013
McKay Gallery at the Pasetta House, History Park

1997-209-9 cropOver the centuries, the relationship that Californians have had with the grizzly bear is one of dualities, expressed in fear and fascination. Although now extinct in the state, the grizzly has long been a central character in California’s history. Illuminating the story of the grizzly bear, this exhibition will run at History Park through December, 2013.

It is through exhibits and artifacts, some from the collection of History San José, that Bear in Mind provides an in-depth look at the history and science of one of California’s most revered and feared animals.

The exhibition is produced and toured by Exhibit Envoy and was developed in concert with The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley and Heyday Books, and supported by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation with additional funds from Bank of the West.