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"Painting A Legacy: The Search for Anna Judah" Exhibit Opening & Conversation

May 12, 2023 5:00pm - 7:00pm

“When I started my research journey, I had no idea where it would lead. My original search was to find the watercolors and sketches that Anna Judah created in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Her husband, Theodore, invited her to accompany him as he surveyed for the Transcontinental Railroad. But I have discovered so much more!”

-Christine Pifer-Foote, Guest Curator & CSRM Volunteer

Join us to celebrate our newest exhibit

Anna Judah Portrait courtesy Mc Cain Library USM

Join us on May 12 from 5 pm - 7 pm at the California State Railroad Museum for the opening of our newest exhibit, “Painting A Legacy: The Search for Anna Judah.”

Enjoy an evening of conversation with Guest Curator and CSRM Volunteer Christine Pifer-Foote, Museum Director Ty Smith, and Interpreter Kim Whitfield. They will share their passion for history, storytelling, design, and the legacy of Anna Judah.

Panel will be held from 5-6 pm.

Appetizers and wine will be served from 6-7 pm.

Please dress casually.

Purchase Tickets

Members can receive free tickets! Please sign up via the emailed link to receive your free tickets. If you did not receive the email and believe you are an active member, please contact [email protected] or 916-445-5995

Above: Portrait of Anna Judah, date unknown. Courtesy Special Collections in McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.

Pressing of pink wildflowers by Anna Judah

“From the Summit of the Sierra Nevada,” Herbarium of Wild Flowers of the Forest and Field from the Sierra Nevada Mountains and their slopes, State of California 1862. Anna Judah. Courtesy of Bancroft Library, Special Collections, University of California, Berkeley.
watercolor drawing of pink flowers by Anna Judah

Anna Judah, Watercolor, ca. 1860s. Courtesy of the California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives.
oil painting of Donner Lake by Anna Judah

Donner Lake, Anna Judah, Oil, ca. 1886. Courtesy of California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives.