It’s too bad that the only place you can see a grizzly bear in California today is on the state flag (or in a zoo). Still, tales of encounters with grizzlies from 19th-century settlers and adventurers endure today thanks to people like educator and researcher Susan Snyder, whose book "Bear in Mind: The California Grizzly"
has inspired an exhibit of the same name at the History Museum of Sonoma County. Snyder gives a lecture titled The California Grizzly: 19th Century Hero & Antagonist
, which paints a rugged and thriving portrait of the grizzly, on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa. 6:30pm. $10–$15. 707.579.1500.