Atascadero, California (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
In February 2013, the City of Atascadero is hosting the Atascadero and Joe Schwartz Centennial Special Event. Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the founding of its Colony, Atascadero will reflect on how our founding father E. G. Lewis wanted the Colony of Atascadero to be California’s first master planned, sustainable and progressive community. At the same time one of Atascadero’s most famous citizens Joe Schwartz, is also turning 100.
Joe Schwartz is an internationally recognized and published Folk Photographer whose documentation of the “have-nots” of America from the 1930 to the 1980s will become the first and permanent exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution’s 19th and final museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture. This distinction will forever link Atascadero to Washington, DC via this one-half billion-dollar museum scheduled for completion in 2015.
To celebrate Atascadero’s history and both momentous centennials, the City of Atascadero will host several days of special events from February 12th-15th. The events will include a proclamation at the February 12th City Council meeting, a display with approximately 50 pieces of Joe’s photography in City Hall, two special receptions and a movie fundraiser at Galaxy Movie Theaters.
For more detailed information, please log on to our website at http://www.joeschwartzatascaderocentennial.org/ or call (805) 461-5000.