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Placer County Museums Presentation on 19th Century Gas Lighting

January 18, 2011

a gas lighter ignites a street lamp Ever wonder what kind of gas was used in the street lights of the 19th century or how safe it was to have gas lighting in one’s home? Please join us on Saturday, January 22nd at 1:00 pm in the Bernhard Museum Winery for our next Community Education Program presented by Paul Ivazes. Paul is an expert on gas lighting and has given lectures to various groups including California State Park’s staff and volunteers at the Stanford Mansion.

He promises to show us how gas lighting affected everything from architecture to how we drive a car. He will present a slideshow of gas lights and will have examples for you to look at. This program is free!

The Bernhard Museum Winery is located at 291 Auburn Folsom Road in Auburn. For more information please call 530-889-6500.

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