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"Junipero Serra and the Dream of California" at the Mission San Juan Capistrano
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

"Junipero Serra and the Dream of California" at the Mission San Juan Capistrano

Presented by Dr. Ruben G. Mendoza, archeologist and Chair, School of Social, Behavioral and Global Studies, California State University, Monterey Bay.  Professor Mendoza will also speak the following afternoon on "O What a Tangled Web We Weave: The Archeology of Objects and Materials in the California Missions," on Thursday, July 26, 1 to 3 pm.

For more information, please go to: https://www.missionsjc.com/wp-content/uploads/360-Degree-History-Lectures-2018.pdf

RSVP by emailing bmumma@missionsjc.com before July 11. Space is limited to 75 guests.

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Juan Avila, Rancho Niguel, and the Liberation of the Native Sons of the Pueblo of Los Angeles
Jun
28
5:00 PM17:00

Juan Avila, Rancho Niguel, and the Liberation of the Native Sons of the Pueblo of Los Angeles

The 1830s marked the secularization of Mission San Juan Capistrano and the distribution of its lands to the second generation of the founding families of Los Angeles.  Receiving their own land grants allowed native sons to escape the strictures of patriarchy while at the same time establishing themselves as patriarchs.  But these land grants proved to be a double-edged sword: families avoided the sorts of tensions inherent in independence born of rebellion but at the same time lost the collective commitment necessary to the success of the rancho enterprise.  This talk tells the story of the Avila family when its eldest son, Juan, left his father’s rancho to strike out on his own as the grantee of Rancho Niguel.

Presented by Professor Donna Schuele, under the auspices of the Historical Society of Southern California

Location: Laguna Niguel Public Library, 30341 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

This event is part of the June membership meeting of the Laguna Nigel Historical Society.  The organization’s website is: http://www.lagunaniguelhistoricalsociety.org

The event is free, but please RSVP to Cher Alpert at clatelcom@cox.net by June 21.

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"Neon History" at the Orange County Historical Society Annual Dinner
Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

"Neon History" at the Orange County Historical Society Annual Dinner

See local history in a new light, as historian J. Eric Lynxwiler shares "How to Read a Neon Sign: Notes from the Museum of Neon Art." As our classic businesses disappear — from Macres Florist to drive-in theaters — their beautifully hand-crafted neon signs disappear as well. The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) was founded in 1981 to celebrate the art, craft, and history behind these signs. Lynxwiler will illuminate the good and bad of these icons of the highway. Learn what it takes to get a sign into MONA, then take a visual journey through our streets to see the remarkable neon that remains. Lynxwiler is a long-time docent for the L.A. Conservancy and the Art Deco Society. As a MONA board member, he saves historic signs from the wrecking ball and has guided the museum’s famed "Neon Cruise" through the streets of L.A. for nineteen years. He’s written several local history books including the new Spectacular Illumination: Neon Los Angeles, 1925–1965, with photographer Tom Zimmerman.

For more information and tickets, go to: http://orangecountyhistory.org/events/2018/06/Neon%20Dinner%202.pdf

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Preserve Orange County at the Orange County Historical Society
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Preserve Orange County at the Orange County Historical Society

Join us for a presentation on preservation in our Orange County cities. We'll also share highlights of Preserve Orange County's first year, and our goals for 2018. 

Presented at the monthly meeting of the Orange County Historical Society, by Krista Nicholds, President, Board of Directors, Preserve Orange County

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2nd Annual Historical Symposium: The Evolution of Downtown Santa Ana
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

2nd Annual Historical Symposium: The Evolution of Downtown Santa Ana

The Orange Section of the American Planning Association is presenting its second annual symposium focussing on downtown Santa Ana, Orange County's center of Latino culture. Topics of discussion will include the history of Santa Ana's built environment, demographic and economic changes, movements in healthy communities and equitable planning, and revitalization efforts. 

Panelists include: 

Miguel Vazquez, AICP, Task Force Member, CA-APA Planners for Health; Erualdo R. Gonzalez, PhD, Professor, CSU Fullerton; Lisandro Orozco, Arts and Culture Commissioner, City of Santa Ana; Manny Escamilla, Historian, Makara Art Center; and Ryan Chase, Principal, S&A Management 

The event is being held at the historic Estate on Second, 207 2nd Street, Santa Ana. 

Purchase tickets at www.oc-apa.org

 

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Why Preserve Orange County?
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

Why Preserve Orange County?

Preserve Orange County is hosting its very first event. Please join us for a cocktail reception and presentation at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University in Orange. Architectural Historian and Preserve Orange County board member, Alan Hess, will share why we believe our county is ready to support a preservation organization. Come meet our board members, network with other preservationists and let's talk preservation!  

The event is free but please RSVP at preserveoc@gmail.com because capacity is limited. 

Covered parking is available in the West Campus structure at 230 N Cypress Street for $3.00 or street parking can be found.  

We are grateful to the Hilbert Museum for providing underwriting for this event, and to the support of our marketing partner, the Old Towne Preservation Association.  

 Alan Hess speaking to the annual dinner of the Orange County Historical Society on "Orange County, Disneyland and the Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow."

Alan Hess speaking to the annual dinner of the Orange County Historical Society on "Orange County, Disneyland and the Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow."

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Adding Voices to the LA Planning Story
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Adding Voices to the LA Planning Story

Attend this full day colloquium on planning history at the Huntington Library in San Marino, hosted by the Los Angeles Region Planning History Group.

Los Angeles has always been a city of multiple cultures and social groups, and planning for growth, infrastructure and development here has been continuous. Typically, the history has emphasized the roles occupied by the majority. As a result, important planning work done by women, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and gays and lesbians has routinely been overlooked or excluded. Click here for more information.

9 to 3 pm at the Huntington Library and Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino 

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Exploring the Nexus: Heritage Conservation and Social Justice
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Exploring the Nexus: Heritage Conservation and Social Justice

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The Heritage Conservation program at the University of Southern California is celebrating its 25th year by holding an all day symposium on the intersection between preservation and social justice. Speakers include practitioners and academics from throughout the field and the region. 

The event is free but you must RSVP to attend. For more information and to RSVP, please go to:  https://arch.usc.edu/calendar/hercon-anniversary-symposium

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