I am developing an online historical exhibit titled “California’s Fruit Cocktail.” It has been a labor of love stemming from my own research project on the history of the California fruit canning industry in Northern California. I am very grateful to the donation of artistic and programming time from JSI Development, it is still a lot of slow work to make a professional exhibit come to fruition. But, it is worth it.
I began this project because it was my dissertation topic. As I collected data, I was excited about all the wonderful tidbits I found and wanted to share them. As I progressed in my project, I kept connecting my historical research with current issues.