[Two women atop Jeffrey Pine on Sentinel Dome]Bay seniors know human beings have been living in the Yosemite Valley for 6,000 years, right? If that comes as a surprise, you are in store for quite a few more at the California Historical Society’s current exhibit, “Yosemite, a Storied Landscape” running through January at their headquarters on Mission Street. It honors the 150th anniversary of the Valley’s designation as the nation’s first protected wilderness. Photos, historic objects and documents, videos, artworks and public events detail the narrative of the state’s most glorious real estate. For another dose of California history stop by the new home of the Society of California Pioneers in the Presidio which includes artwork by Maynard Dixon, Carlton Watkins and Muybridge.  Information at (415) 957-1849.

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