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News: 11/01/2018

Renovated House of Happy Walls reopens this month



Jack London State Historic Park’s House of Happy Walls, a museum devoted to the life and times of the park’s namesake, is slated to re-open on Nov. 10. After more than 250 private donors invested an impressive $1.5 million for improvements to the park, the renovated museum will open its doors once again, bringing Jack and Charmian London back to life for visitors and guests.

Twenty-two new exhibits commemorate and celebrate the adventurous and inspiring story of Jack London and his wife, Charmian. The exhibition, designed by the Sibbett Group, shows Jack as a true pioneer of his time: a conservationist and feminist, organic farmer and humanitarian, and organizer of equality and opportunity. The expansive second floor of the museum shares the story of Jack’s wife, Charmian, and the profound impact she had on his life.

“The new exhibits in the park’s museum, the House of Happy Walls, have been designed to inspire guests, especially young people, to live their life to the fullest by example of Jack’s amazing life of innovation and achievement,” says Executive Director, Tjiska Van Wyk. “And Jack’s story would not complete without giving equal attention to his soulmate, Charmian London. She helped facilitate Jack’s success as his editor, confident, transcriber and model for many of Jack’s leading female characters. We look forward to visitors enjoying all the park has to offer.”

Supervisor Susan Gorin is confirmed to lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. The grand re-opening festivities will be a weekend affair, Nov. 10-11. Guests of all ages will enjoy live music, adventure hikes through the park, biking, horseback riding on London’s favorite trails with Triple Creek Horse Outfit, lawn games, wine tasting, and food and drink from local purveyors. Visit jacklondonpark.com for more details.



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