2023 Lecture Series

2023 Lecture Series


Our spring lecture series will feature the following programs in Historic Standard School.

October 12th Robert Price will discuss his book The Bakersfield Sound, discussion questions:
  1. Which aspects of culture and lifestyle did the Okies (defined broadly) bring to California and the West?
  2. What was going on in the United States in the 1950s that made the country more accepting of new directions in popular music?
  3. How did the Bakersfield Sound differ from the Nashville Sound?
  4. What were some of the respective musical influences of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard?
  5. Make a case for who you think is the most underappreciated contributor to the Bakersfield Sound’s golden era?
  6. How would you define the Bakersfield Sound?

The Kern County Museum offers lectures for adults on the first and third Wednesday in February - May and August - November.

All lectures take place at the Kern County Museum’s Standard School at 6:00 pm

Free for KCM Museum members.
Non-members welcome with donation.

For More Information Call 661-437-3330

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