Come join us at Old St. Mary's Chapel of Rocklin for our Speakers Series. For October we have Bill George who will be sharing bits of his films on pioneer history. About
Come join us at Old St. Mary’s Chapel of Rocklin for our Speakers Series.
For October we have Bill George who will be sharing bits of his films on pioneer history.
About Bill George
Bill has been fascinated with culture, history and travel for many years. He was a tour director in Chicago while working his way through college. He then became a television journalist, before transitioning to public relations. In 2010 he formed Nimbus Films to make a documentary film about the building of the first transcontinental railroad over the Sierra Nevada, and then wrote the book Rails, Tales and Trails that explained how to find the old railroad sites, along with museums, towns and restaurants in the area. Bill followed that with a film portrait of Newcastle, California one of the most important agriculture, railroad and gold rush towns. He then produced a documentary film about the Chinese experience in California. And then produced a history of California agriculture. Realizing that there are many great documentary films about the west, Bill launched the Golden West Film Festival in 2014 in the Gold Rush town of Auburn, California.
Bill has made hundreds of presentations about California’s history to civic, educational, travel and cultural groups. He was invited to China in 2016 to show his film Chinese Builders of Gold Mountain, and he made several speeches and showed his films on China Central Television.
Bill is a former KCRA-TV, Sacramento journalist and communications executive, serving as Vice President of Marketing for the California Trade and Commerce Agency and Global Marketing Manager for Ford Motor Company.
(Monday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old St. Mary's Chapel of Rocklin
5251 Front St