Sarah Lim: Museum Notes

Sarah Lim: Merced County invested in 1915 expo to bring growth

When the Panama-Pacific International Exposition closed its doors on Dec. 4, 1915, more than 18 million people had visited the 10-month-long world’s fair in San Francisco and many of these visitors viewed the Merced County display in the California State Building. In order to pay for the exhibit, the Merced County Board of Supervisors in 1911 became the first in the state to levy a special tax and appoint a local Exposition Committee to handle the money raised from the levy. Did Merced County’s investment at the PPIE pay off?

Sarah Lim: Museum Notes

Sarah Lim: New year is reminder of key Merced County events

With the new year underway, it is time to consider the important events in Merced County history that are reaching milestones this year. Organized in 1855, Merced County is turning 160 this year. Originally part of Mariposa County – “Mother of Counties” – Merced County was created with an act passed and approved by the California Legislature on April 19, 1855.

Sarah Lim: Museum Notes

Sarah Lim: Mexican American Experience in Merced County

Through 30 historical and personal narratives, “Our Stories: Mexican American Experience in Merced County” exhibit, opening Thursday at the Courthouse Museum, will explore Mexican Americans’ search for political, social, and economic opportunities while celebrating their lasting contribution in building Merced County from the 1820s to the 1960s.

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