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Citizens Preserving History is working to move Merle Haggard’s childhood “Boxcar” home to Pioneer Village at the 
Kern County Museum.

 Merle was born in 1937 in Bakersfield, California, to James and Flossie Haggard.  He grew up in Oildale in a Santa Fe Railroad boxcar which his father had converted into their family home.  Merle's  music career also began in Bakersfield, and over the years his music has gained worldwide recognition. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

With your generous donation, you can be a part of this historical preservation to honor Merle Haggard by moving and restoring his childhood "boxcar" home to the Kern County Museum. 
Citizens  Preserving History

A Non Profit Organization
Your donation is greatly appreciated!  

Please click on the "Donate" PayPal link or send your donation to:

Citizens Preserving History
P.O. Box 36
Caliente, Ca 93518
Thank you for your support!
"Sing me back home."
Courtesy of www.savehagsboxcar.com
For more information on other upcoming events visit the Hag's Boxcar page.
Next Event:
"My Big Fat Oildale Wedding" 
Dress Rehearsal Performance
Thursday, March 19th
Doors Open 6:15 p.m. - Show Starts 7:00 p.m.
Gaslight Melodrama Theatre & Music Hall
12748-B Jomani Drive, Bakersfield

$25 Per Person
Ticket proceeds go to The Oildale Foundation for the betterment of people and places in Oildale.  Citizens Preserving History will have Hag Swag (hats, mugs, and shirts) available for purchase before the show and during intermission.

For more information about the show visit  http://themelodrama.squarespace.com/