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Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

Manzanar National Historic Site 5001 HWY 395, Independence, CA

The annual pilgrimage is held every year on the last Saturday of April at the northwest corner of the former camp site, near the cemetery monument. The Manzanar National Historic site is approximately 210  miles north of Los Angeles, along Highway 395 and takes approximately 4 1/2 hours driving time.  Manzanar is located between Lone Pine and Independence.  It is on the west side of Highway 395,  approximately 9 miles north of Lone Pine on your left. Visit for more information.


Historic Benton Hot Springs 2019 Events

Benton Hot Springs 55137 CA-120, Benton, CA

Dine in rarely-opened historic buildings and enjoy a fun and fascinating presentation on prehistory or history in Mono County's oldest living town.  The cost for each catered dinner and presentation is $50.00 per person with all proceeds going to Historic Benton Hot Springs non profit thanks to a Mono County Grant.  Call (760)933-2287 for your reservation.  

“Harry Holland’s Dream”

Eastern Sierra Museum 155 N. Grant Street, Independence, CA

The Eastern California Museum is proud to present: Bishop Theatre: Harry Holland's Dream".  A fascinating new book about Bishop's theatre and cinematic history from 1900-1950.  This is an author talk and book signing.  This event includes a 20 minute screening of Mr. Holland's 1931 silent movie titled "The Film of All Ages", featuring incredible early footage of Bishop.  Seating is limited.  Please call and RSVP your seat: (760)878-0258

“The Manzanar Fishing Club”

Manzanar National Historic Site 5001 HWY 395, Independence, CA

Special guests, Cory Shiozaki & Richard Imamura.  Preview of The Manzanar Fishing Club film, followed by a guided and walking tour.

“The Fatal Affair in Monte Diablo Canyon”

Lee Vining Community Center 296 Mattly Avenue, Lee Vining, CA

The Convict Lake story, Robbery, Murder and Vengeance in the Old West.  Presented by author Jim Reed. Far more than just a description of an 1871 escape of convicts from the Nevada State Prison and their deadly fight with a posse near Convict Lake, the story began nearly a year before with history's first robbery of an express train on the new transcontinental railroad