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California State Park Grant: Jack London State Historic Park

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From now through the end of September, we are highlighting our partnership with the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) and encouraging fans of Anchor to chip in and become a member. Anchor Brewing is dedicated to its role as a steward for environmental conservation, preserving California’s natural heritage and outdoor lifestyle for generations to come. As part of our ongoing partnership with CSPF, Anchor has supported the foundation with a portion of the proceeds from sales of Anchor California Lager.

In 2013, we formed the Anchor California Lager Grant, awarded annually by CSPF as a part of their Discretionary Grants Program to benefit state parks. A portion of the proceeds from Anchor California Lager beer sales helps fund these grants. As a result, the Jack London State Historic Park is currently undergoing important upgrades and modernization of its visitor’s center – The House of Happy Walls.

Jack London State Historic Park

Located on the eastern slope of Sonoma Mountain, this state park includes the ruins of Wolf House, a cottage in which Jack and wife Charmian lived, and their graves. This park is both a California Historical Landmark and a National Historic Landmark.

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House of Happy Walls, Jack London State Park (August 1977)
Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Jack London Park Partners

In October 2015, the California State Parks Foundation awarded $5000 to the Jack London Park Partners to begin plans to modernize interpretive materials and displays at the House of Happy Walls Museum. The House of Happy Walls Museum serves as the main visitor center and museum for the park. It was built by Charmian London as a memorial to Jack London and contains artifacts and mementos attesting to this world famous author’s literary success and adventurous lifestyle. This grant is being used to update and modernize the aging museum and exhibits. Once complete, this key park resource will tell the story of the famed author with interpretive materials and displays that are up to date, relevant, and appealing to a modern audience. This project is anticipated to be completed by November 2016.

Through September, Anchor fans can become CPSF members at a special rate (just $20), and get a FREE CA State Parks hikers’ guide. Sign up by visiting calparks.org/anchor. The sooner you join, the more time you’ll have to put your free hiking guide to good use!Grave_of_Jack_and_Charmian_London copyPhoto of the graves of Jack and Charmian London courtesy of Marina Christensen


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