Monthly Archives: September 2011

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year (5772). It began at sundown Wednesday night and continues till sundown tonight. One tradition on this holiday is apples in honey, representing hopes for a sweet new year (works for me!). In that… Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Gourds: Vehicles of transport

Sala Faruq works as a museum assistant at the Wells Fargo History Museum in Old Town San Diego. This is her second post on GBH. (CR) What is a vehicle? According to, a vehicle is “any means in or… Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , | Be the first to comment

The National Book Festival

This weekend in Washington D.C., on the National Mall, the National Book Festival is going on. It’s a big event, with a variety of pavilions, activities, authors reading… It’s a big deal. Wells Fargo is a big sponsor of the… Continue reading

Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

“Horse Car”

As we near the completion of our museum in Charlotte, we continue to search the historical record for information that helps convey the wonder and strangeness of travel in the early 19th century. One traveler, Henry Tudor, left an interesting… Continue reading

Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Wells Fargo and Hispanic Heritage

Wells Fargo has served and employed Latinos since its founding in 1852. Wells Fargo’s people, places and business extended from the old ranchos of California, the rail lines of an emerging modern Mexico, and offices throughout Central America and the… Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , | Be the first to comment

Team Bastrop

Bastrop, Texas is a community of about 8,500 people, 30 miles east of Austin in central Texas. Bastrop calls itself “The Most Historic Small Town in Texas,” owing to its many roles in the state’s history: fort, crossroads, pioneers, Stephen… Continue reading

Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Museum memories

History brings people together … often in ways totally unexpected. And sometimes it creates memories that give us a whole deeper perspective of who we are and what we do. I work as a Museum Curator for the Wells Fargo… Continue reading

Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Remembrance and September 11

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S., Wells Fargo has this message on ATMs and digital screens in banking stores: A time to reflect We honor the memory of those who lost… Continue reading

Tagged , | 1 Comment

Vigilantes and floating jails

The day after Christmas 1849, diarist Isaac Lord wrote of Sacramento, “I think there is less of what is ordinarily called stealing here than any place I was ever in … .” My, how quickly things change. In 1850 lynch… Continue reading

Tagged , , | Be the first to comment

Thank God it’s Monday!

There’s an old saying as people finish lunch and move back to their tasks: “Well, back to the mines!” Starting at end of day today, you have an extra day to not say that! Happy three-day Labor Day weekend, everyone!… Continue reading

Tagged , , | Be the first to comment