Auburn'sLet's Never Forget Logo2019 Event:
Salmon & Steelhead in the Foothills –
“Past, Present & Future”

Peter Hazel SculptureShirt Art
Sculpture by Peter Hazel (to be installed in Auburn)

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  • The Let’s Never Forget Series covers a different theme each year based on culturally significant events in our local history. Each theme reflects a national or global impact and connects with residents of Auburn and Placer County. Our goal is to engage residents and visitors of all ages in the topic, with the intent of inspiring our audience to continue on their own exploration... and to Never Forget.

  • Presented in collaboration with the City of Auburn, the Let’s Never Forget Series began with a three-day event "The Night and Hope of Arnost Lustig, a Holocaust Survivor's Story" about Czech author/filmmaker Arnost Lustig. Events held in September, 2014 at locations in Auburn, Roseville and Rocklin included a VIP reception, literary readings, historic films, a Dinner Gala, and a panel discussion feautring dignitaries and a Holocaust survivor.

  • In 2015 the Let’s Never Forget Series commemorated "The Greatest Generation” with veterans and their contemporaries recounting their World War II experiences at home and abroad. The “Satin Dollz” were brought in for USO-era entertainment; there were movies about WW II and a panel discussion with veterans and survivors. On Saturday we held an event in downtown Auburn, featuring dozens of vintage military vehicles and a 1940’s-era classic car show.

  • In April, 2018 the Let’s Never Forget Series honored "The Asian Influence" in the Sierra and foothills by highlighting the contributions, experiences, history and resilience of the first generations of Asian Americans in the foothills. Events included tours of an authentic Japanese Garden, a gala dinner of Chinese appetizers and Japanese Bento Box entree with desserts, and an event at Auburn City Hall featuring Chinese Lion Dancers, Japanese Taiko Drummers, a display of fine Bonsai, Origami, and more!
  • For 2019, the Let’s Never Forget Series presented a program about Salmon and Steelhead which featured noted authorities presenting the place of of these fish in local history - including Native American traditional fishing techniques, the effects of gold mining on rivers and streams, the current status of fish spawning, and the possibility of improving fish access to natural spawning locations in the future. Among the entertainment were salmon appetizers provided by local restaurants and catered by Pat and Pete Enochs, an original song written and performed by Auburn’s "Brotherly Mud" band, the world premiere of a video by Doug Stanley (Emmy-winning Producer of Discovery Channel’s “The Deadliest Catch") narrated by John Muir's great grandson Robert Hanna, and the unveiling of a sculpture by Peter Hazel commissioned by the Let’s Never Forget Series for the City of Auburn.
  • The all-volunteer Let’s Never Forget Series Steering Committee includes Dr. Bill Kirby, Stewart Feldman, Jack Sanchez, and many community members.

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