Lecture presenter Glenn Farris is a retired California State Parks Archaeologist who
spent thirty years working on sites throughout California. His work at Fort Ross
commenced in 1981 with excavations at the site of one of the warehouses within the
stockade area, and he still maintains a special affinity for Fort Ross State Historic Park.
In 2012 Farris produced a book called So Far From Home: Russians in Early California
that includes a number of documents describing Russian activities both at Fort Ross and
in the rest of California, mainly in the period 1803 to 1841.