Bodega Bay, first chartered as Tomales Bay in 1775 by Spanish Peruvian explorer Juan Francisco, is a place rich with folklore history. The bay is an inlet off the Pacific Ocean on the coast of Northern California and runs parallel to the San Andres Fault line. Straddling Marin County to the south and Sonoma County to the north. Not only a marine habitat for navigation and recreational fun like sport fishing,it is home to one of the most iconic bird films of all times.
“The Birds” directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1963, was filmed in the small quaint town of Bodega, just miles from the bay. Central to the story is the Potter Schoolhouse and St. Teresa of Avila Church, a striking church Ansel Adams captured.
Built in 1873, the Potter Schoolhouse served as a assembly center where dances and social functions were held upstairs. Closed to the public in 1962, it remained vacant for years until it was purchased and turned into a private residence.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this popular film which is a story about man vs. nature, the community is hosting B50 a special two day community event with a rare opportunity to see the inside of both historic buildings. There will also be docent led tours and displays of the town history. This family friendly event benefits the Rancho Bodega Historic Society and Bodega Land Trust, bringing the history of Bodega to life and helping preserve the land for the future.
For more information and tickets: http://www.bodegabirds.com/