Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League, Apr 20-Aug 31

Friday, April 20, 2018

(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organization’s first century protecting California’s redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League’s continued efforts to steward these magnificent landscapes. The exhibition documents the League’s acquisitions of land, beginning in 1918, and its partnerships and negotiations with local, state, and federal governments as well as the timber industry − work that resulted in the creation of some of California’s unique and most treasured parks. The exhibition also showcases the League’s science-based initiatives, which deepen appreciation of the redwood ecosystem and provide insight into how the League will continue to protect and care for these magical places in the future. The materials presented include founding documents, photographs, archival footage, campaign material, correspondence, and artifacts illustrating important moments from the League’s history.