Courthouse Museum, Camera Club to open 'Historic Landmarks' exhibit May 12

The Merced County Courthouse Museum said it will open the "Historic Landmarks in a New Light" exhibit on Thursday, May 12, a joint effort between the museum and the Merced Camera Club.

Historical landmarks in Merced County and neighboring areas are shown in a new light, with artistic photos shot by members of the Camera Club. Some of the subjects explored include Eagle Field in Dos Palos, Merced County's first courthouse, a historic church in Le Grand, an old fashioned lunch counter in Los Banos, Indian archaeological sites and a Portuguese Festa in Gustine.

The captured glimpses of Merced County's people and places will be presented along with historic photos from the museum’s collection.

At the exhibit opening, Club President Andy Tolsma will give a PowerPoint presentation at 6 p.m. For more information about the exhibit, please call the Courthouse Museum at (209) 723-2401 or visit www.mercedmuseum.org.