Date:August 5, 2017
Time:04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Category:Arts & Entertainment
Location:603 Main Street Pleasanton, CA 94566
Cost:Free - Reservation Required

July 11, 2017- Pleasanton, CA-  Join us at the Museum on Main for A Discussion with… Photographer Rich Turner. Sit surrounded by Turner’s photographs of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and be transported to this often misunderstood and politicized region in Northern California. As a crossroads that links California’s largest rivers to the west coast’s largest estuary and the San Francisco Bay, the Delta’s value as an environmental, agricultural, and water resource is undeniable. However, the realities of the Delta are often overshadowed by the politics surrounding the use and management of its many resources.
Rich Turner will use his photographs and experiences living on the edge of the Delta to share his 40+ year romance with the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and hopefully instill an appreciation for this local treasure. For Turner, the Delta is more than a resource. It is a real place, where real people are living, working, playing, and raising their families. A place that is both a wildlife paradise and a food producer for the world. A place transformed by levees, land reclamation, agriculture, urbanization, dredging, dams, water diversions, and water exports into a huge network of interconnected river channels, sloughs, canals and islands that is as bountiful as it is beautiful. Join us as we explore the dynamic, complicated, and vital landscape of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Pre-registration is required as seats are extremely limited. Please call the museum at (925) 462-2766 to reserve your spot. At 5:00pm, after the presentation, there will be a public reception with refreshments and wine poured by Delta winery Bogle. Rich Turner will be available to answer questions throughout the reception.
This program is done in conjunction with the Museum on Main’s current exhibit “Delta Grandeur” which displays a selection of Rich Turner’s photographs of the Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta, and the Museum on Main’s new lecture series entitled “A Discussion with..” The new lecture series aims to provide attendees with a more intimate space to learn from and share with speakers. For more information about the “A Discussion with…” series and Museum on Main programs visit our website at
Photographs: Portrait of Rich Turner; Photograph of the Delta and Mt. Diablo taken by Rich Turner.

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