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Line Gallery: Pigs to Pig Iron (Exhibit On Display)

September 29 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Free

In 1942, with the growing need  for steel  to build ships to  fight  in World War II,  Henry J.  Kaiser secured  a  tract  of  land  in Fontana  that  had  been  a  pig farm.  There he built  the  first steel mill in the Pacific Coast states. One  of  the  civil  engineers  on the  project  was  Carl  Hooper Gilman,  whose  wife  Esther Bruton  Gilman  was  an  artist and  muralist.  Through  Carl, Esther  gained  access  to  the Kaiser  Steel  construction  site and  painted  a  series  of  eight watercolors  to  depict  the transformation. 

 

Details

Date:
September 29
Time:
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.chaffeymuseum.org/

Venue

217 South Lemon Avenue
Ontario, CA 91761-1623 United States
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