The Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society
United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Western Region
10th Triennial Open House
Menlo Park, California
May 19th and 20th, 2012
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Please come and visit with volunteer members of the Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society (MDSHS) on May 19th (Saturday) or 20th (Sunday) 2012 between 10AM & 4PM as we join with the United States Geologic Survey (USGS) Western Region to celebrate their 10th Triennial Open House. Be sure to come out to see us as this event only happens once every three years!
MDSHS will have a hands-on staffed display of historical surveying and mapping instrumentation located outside of Building 3 near the bike racks accross from the library. This year will mark the 6th time that MDSHS has particiated in this event.
This is very much a fun and educationl acitvity for the whole family. MDSHS members will be on hand to demostrate historical surveying equipment and be able to provide information about the important role that surveying and surveyors play in assisting scientist in documenting their work.
Additionally members will be talking with the public about how the Profession serves them and the important role that Surveyors provide to Society. Many of the Docents present will be licensed practicing Professional Land Surveyors.
Scientists at the USGS Menlo Park campus are leaders in research on earthquakes, water quality, volcanoes, coastal and marine geology, mineral and energy resources, geography, and the San Francisco Bay ecosystem.
The event is free of charge and is located on the Menlo Park Camps at 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA.
There will be kid friendly exhibits, live entertainment and guided tours of the gardens where one can see the 2nd largest public collection of rhododendron varieties in California.
Limited food service will be available each day. For more information about the Open House, visit the USGS Open House web site at:
USGS Open House or visit their facebook page at
To view a full color poster about this years Open House event, please
To visit the USGS website for this years event, click here
To view photos of this event: click here
To view photos of ONLY the MDSHS booth at this years open house event:
All photographs ©2012 Mike Diggins, USGS Western Publications Group.
Mount Diablo Surveyors Historical Society members that participated in this years event were Keith Nofield, Cris de la Paz, Peter Friedmann, Don Marcott, Duncan Marshall, Hal Davis, Bian Spore and Paul Lamoreaux.
To view photos of this years open house event:
10th Triennial Open House –
May 19th and 20th, 2012 Click
To view photos of previous years open house events:
Triennial Open House – September 13 and 14, 1997 Click here
Triennial Open House –
May 2000 Click
Open House – May 31 and June 1, 2003 Click here
8th Triennial Open House –
June 3 and 4, 2006 Click
9th Triennial Open House –
May 16th and 17th, 2009 Click
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