“Pioneer woman of Plumas County & noted botanist with world-wide fame”
-Save the date -
Quincy, CA – March 4, 2016 – Rebecca Merritt Smith, later known as Rebecca Austin, renown botanist, will be the subject of this year’s Women’s History Month presentation sponsored by the Plumas National Forest and the Plumas County Museum.
The event will be held from 11:30-1:00 on Thursday, March 31st at the Mineral Building-Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds, 204 Fairground Road, Quincy, CA 95971.
Rebecca Austin lived in Butterfly Valley, where she began her botanical research, “in this charmed spot, the home of Darlingtonia Californica (pitcher plant), Drosera rotundifolia (sundew) and the Sarcodes sanguinea (snow plant) and the other rare ferns and flowers.”
The $20 tickets include a catered lunch and are available at the Plumas County Museum ((530) 283-6320) from March 15 through March 25. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-4pm. Tickets may be reserved by phone but must be paid for by March 25; seating is limited.