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Museum on Main presents Chevron historian tonight

Old photos, artwork to illustrate early landscape of company

Museum on Main will present Chevron historian John C. Harper for "An Evening with John C. Harper" at 7 p.m. tonight at the Firehouse Arts Center.

John C. Harper is the corporate historian for Chevron, and his presentation will be "Illustrating Chevron; The Early Landscape of a California Company."

Harper will use artwork done for the Standard Oil Bulletin and rarely seen historical images to discuss the Chevron Corporate Archive, the first 50 years of Chevron's history and the company's presence in both the West and California through World War II.

Only a handful of tickets remain for this special presentation at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $7, seniors and students; and $5, museum members. Go to the Museum on Main at 603 Main St., call 462-2766 or visit www.museumonmain.org.

The event is part of the museum's Ed Kinney Speaker Series, a monthly program of historical character portrayals and speakers.

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