May 5th at the Hopmonk Tavern Novato!
Join Nerd Nite North Bay’s expert speakers for our Tuesday May 5th show on resurrecting Chinese shipwrecks from SF Bay, how Petaluma became the Egg Capital of the World, and NEW Nerd Nite Trivia for fun and prizes!
Two Nerdy Talks. Nerdy Trivia. Fresh Beer. Just $5. Door at 7PM, Show at 7:30PM. Note food IS available at the venue!
Tickets available at http://hopmonk-novato.inticketing.com/events/501661/Nerd-Nite
Sail your way through the discovery and resurrection of early 1900s Chinese junksy shrimp boats that worked in San Francisco Bay. From archaeological excavation of wrecks in China Camp State Park to research in the shipyards of Southern China to the accurate reconstruction and sailing of the resurrected vessel itself, relive the odyssey to bring the remarkable junks back to life in the Bay Area.
John Muir is the Curator of Small Craft at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. John works out of the Boat Shop on the Hyde St. Pier with the Park’s collection of over 100 historic boats. Over the span of his twenty year tenure, John has researched and reconstructed vessels from numerous traditions, including Chinese sampans and junks, Italian feluccas, and Native American reed boats. John received his Masters in Cultural Resource Management from Sonoma State University, for which he excavated the remains of a 1900 Chinese shrimp junk.
Chicken City USA
Boiling an egg is simple, but how Petaluma became the Egg Capital of the World is a much more complicated story. With cameos by Jack London, the Great Earthquake, and a Mayor obsessed with fried chicken, find out how eleven million cartons of eggs once crossed the roads of Sonoma County every year, and how it was all quite suddenly over, easy.
Skip Sommer has emceed Petaluma’s famous Butter and Eggs Parade and is an Honorary Live Member of the Petaluma Historic Museum. He is a recipient of Petaluma’s Good Egg of the Year Award and worked to revitalize Petaluma’s historic downtown with an acclaimed restoration of The River House and The Great Petaluma Mill. Skip likes eggs but will work for free beer.
PLUS Nerd Nite Trivia! Twenty Nerdy Questions! With Prizes! And Beer!
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