Sutter County’s Community Memorial Museum is hosting a reception this Friday, September 8, at 6 p.m. for its newest exhibit: The History of Hunting in Yuba-Sutter, an art/history exhibit that will run through November 5.
The staff at the Community Memorial Museum do an excellent job with the exhibits, and this particular one is likely to be very popular. The exhibit features the work of 5 local and regional artists: Paul Boehmke, Max Komissarchik, Luisa Leger, Patris, and Don Payne. The exhibit also includes the work of local taxidermist Greg Murphy, antique duck decoys, historic firearms, and historic photos and hunting related artifacts from the Museum’s collection.
The history of this activity in this area has been connected to the fur trade of the 1800s, commercial hunting to support miners during the Gold Rush, market hunting of waterfowl to support the growing population in the Bay area, retaliation of ranchers and farmers when larger carnivores killed livestock, sport hunting, and now even conservation.
The Community Memorial Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Regular open hours are Tuesday-Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-4pm. Admission is free. For more information, call the Museum at 530.822.7141 or visit our website www.suttercountymuseum.org.