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Kroc Biographer Lisa Napoli kicks off Museum Dome Talks

1/26/2017 - Kroc Biographer Lisa Napoli kicks off Museum Dome Talks

Author Lisa Napoli will discuss her recently-published bestseller, Ray and Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonalds Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away as the inaugural speaker at the San Bernardino County Museums Dome Talks. The talk is on Thursday, Jan. 26; doors open at 6:30pm.

Napoli, also the author of Radio Shangri-La, has worked for CNN, the New York Times, MSNBC, and at the public radio show Marketplace. She is the founding board chair of Bhutan Media Society, which produces the all-volunteer Bhutan News Service, begun by Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.

Ray and Joan tells the stories of the volatile relationship of Ray Kroc, who transformed a San Bernardino hamburger stand called McDonalds into an international brand, and his wife Joan, who would become one of the greatest philanthropists of our time. The book forms a compelling portrait of the twentieth century: a story of big business, big love, and big giving.

Tickets are still available for this first in a series of Dome Talks. Admission to a Dome Talk is $15; museum members are $10. A series ticket for all five presentations is $60 or $40 for museum members. Light refreshments will be provided by the San Bernardino County Museum Association. Reservations are recommended as seats are limited; visit to purchase tickets; remaining available tickets can be purchased at the door.

Dome Talks and the County Museums other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking is free. For more information, visit The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.




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