Mondavi Among 2007 California Hall of Fame Inductees
Governor Schwarzenegger recently announced the 2007 inductees to the California Hall of Fame. The most powerful and influential people in California’s history were nominated for this honor, including Robert Mondavi. This is a great moment for the wine industry and shows the importance of wine country to the state.
The other inductees include: Tiger Woods, Steve Jobs, John Wayne, Dr. Jonas Salk, John Steinbeck, Elizabeth Taylor, Earl Warren, Milton Berle, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson and Ansel Adams.
What an incredible list of people; from Nobel Prize wining laureates, to the best athletes of all time, to captains of industry. These individuals embody “California’s innovative spirit” and have made their mark on its history. The formal ceremony will take place on December 5th at the California Museum in Sacramento.
Governor Schwarzenegger noted, “California is home to hopes and dreams for so many, and it is the people of this state who truly make it great … the California Hall of Fame provides a wonderful opportunity to honor these leaders, and legends, whose imprints are stamped forever on our history and our lives. I want people of every age to be inspired by the stories of Californians who have shaped and continue to shape this state and the world.”
All of the living inductees and the families of the posthumous inductees are scheduled to be in attendance for the ceremony. It will be followed by a celebration and the unveiling of the new exhibit, featuring artifacts loaned to the museum by the families of the inductees.
The California Hall of Fame makes it home at the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the history of California and the people who have influenced its development. Its mission is to “engage, educate and enlighten a broad public audience about California’s history through exhibits and programs incorporating the experiences of women and other underrepresented groups.”
The museum is located at 1020 O Street, Sacramento, Ca. For more information about the exhibit and ceremony, visit their website.