“Visitors to our Eastern Sierra bookstores are curious about the history of this region and want to know how they can get more information on local culture and traditions. We decided to sponsor a conference featuring noted scholars, historians, local personalities, and authors to educate the community, and to remind everyone about the rich history of this area.” Bob Gardner, Mono County Supervisor


The presentations will cover the entire Eastern Sierra including presenters highlighting the unique history and culture of the Eastern Sierra.

The conference will be held from Friday, October 27 to Sunday, October 29 with a dinner Saturday evening featuring local authors and their historical books. Field trips will be held Sunday Oct. 29. The cost of the conference will be $90, seniors $75 and students $20 including the dinner. Single day charges will be $45 for Friday and $65 for Saturday. The field trips may have a small additional charge.

Registration for the conference will be available through the ESIA website at www.esiaonline.org.  For more information contact ESIA at (760) 873-2411.

Call For Papers

The 2nd Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference is Calling for Papers. More information can be found by clicking Call for Papers.  For more information, please contact Jeff Gabriel by either emailing jeff@esialonline.org or by calling (760) 873-2411. 

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Schedule will be posted soon.

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This exciting conference will focus on people, places, events that flavor the Eastern Sierras. Field trips and tours highlighting Eastern Sierra cultural and historical sites will be available on Sunday for conference attendees. At Saturday’s dinner, meet and interact with many of our local Eastern Sierra authors and historians.

The 2nd Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference will be October 27-29, 2017, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory - Page Center in Mammoth Lakes, CA. 

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