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Orange, Calif. (PRWEB) February 01, 2013
Chapman University will throw open the doors of its Huell Howser collections with a free public event on Friday, February 8 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. celebrating the life and work of the late, beloved California broadcasting legend.
For A Golden Legacy: Celebrating the Californias Gold Collections and Scholarship Fund and the Huell Howser Television Archive, the university has invited many of the real-life stars and eateries featured on Californias Gold to participate. The public can meet the stars and sample the foods at an open house that will also feature exhibitions of Huells show memorabilia, the re-purposed found-art objects he used to decorate his residences, a full-sized re-creation of his office and much more.
The days events kick off at 2 p.m. with Chapman President Jim Doti presenting a posthumous honorary doctorate in Huells memory (prior to Howsers death on January 7, the universitys plan had been to present him with an honorary doctorate during this Mays commencement activities). The president will also introduce the universitys first recipient of the Californias Gold Scholarship funded by an endowment from Howser, junior Mayra Gonzalez of Garden Grove. This will be followed by the open house featuring the collections, meet-the-stars opportunity and food sampling, and concluding with a screening of favorite episodes of Californias Gold in Memorial Hall.