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Rio Vista’s history topic for museum docent meeting

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POSTED March 8, 2012 12:37 a.m.

LODI – Rio Vista’s history and farming heritage will be presented at the monthly Docent Council meeting on Monday at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Park south of Lodi.

The program will begin at 9 a.m. in the museum’s multi-purpose room. After the program and refreshments, a business meeting will follow. The public is encouraged to attend.

Longtime farmer Irwin Anderson, nicknamed “Mr. Rio Vista” by locals, will present the program. Anderson lived on his family’s farm for 65 years and farmed himself for 41 years before retiring. He still owns some of the farmland and takes an active interest. He has been a docent with the Rio Vista Historical Museum and has often given talks featuring slideshows of old machinery used in dryland farming on Montezuma Hills south of Rio Vista.

The Docent Council is a volunteer group with about 90 members in the San Joaquin County Historical Society & Museum and assists in the museum’s educational programs and activities.

For more information, call the museum at 331-2055 or 953-3460 or visit the website at sanjoaquinhistory.org

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