MARIPOSA — Marcia Penner Freedman, author of Fighting Fires in the Sierra National Forest, will be at the Mariposa Museum and History Center for a Fireside Chat on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. Marcia will discuss the history of firefighting in the Sierra National Forest and fire management as it has evolved over the last 50 years, as well as the measures used today. Admission is free.
For fifteen years Marcia Penner Freedman split her career between writing and teaching psychology and child development at community college.
Since her retirement she has devoted herself exclusively to writing, which has allowed her time to give more energy to her activities as a board member of the Coarsegold Resource Conservation District (CRCD). This project has led to her interest in developing a community fuels reduction program through the CRCD.
The Mariposa Museum and History Center is located at 5119 Jessie Steet in Mariposa, CA 95338.