Co-sponsored by the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California, the National Park Service and the Historic Preservation Education Foundation, this national conference will address the most important issues in the evaluation and preservation of post-World War II historic resources. Find out more and sign up for updates here.
Planning Irvine- A Historical Symposium Presented by the American Planning Association- Orange County
The oldest parts of Irvine- the campus of UC Irvine, and neighborhoods such as University Park- were designed over 50 years ago as part of a master plan to develop the former Irvine Ranch, by the Irvine Company. Join the local city planning community, historians, and preservationists in this 3rd annual symposium that will address the development history of Irvine. “Planning Irvine” follows previous symposia on Anaheim and Santa Ana. The event includes a walking tour, and is open to the public.
Tickets are $25 for APA members, $35 for non-members, and $15 for students. Tickets include lunch and can be obtained here.
Get to know the architectural gems of downtown Santa Ana with local resident and historian, Tim Rush. Mr. Rush leads small groups every couple of months on an informative tour of the history and buildings of the county seat. Well known structures such as the Old Orange County Courthouse are included in the tour but so are buildings such as the Santora, a fabulous example - and one of the few in Southern California- of the Churrigueresque style. The tour is conducted under the auspices of the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society, and meets at the Dr. Willela Howe Waffle House.
Purchase tickets online at http://www.santaanahistory.com/index.html
Historic preservation faces enormous challenges in a time of rapid change. This conference will examine the most innovative methods and strategies for upholding and instituting historic preservation, both across the state and in the dynamic, high-tech region of the Silicon Valley. See iconic historic places in tours, mobile workshops, and engaging conference sessions. Come together to explore how historic preservationists, affordable housing advocates, architects, designers, planners, engineers and more can partner together in upholding our cultural heritage in a fast-paced, economically vibrant state and region.
Join the California Preservation Foundation, The City of Palo Alto, and Palo Alto Stanford Heritage (PAST) at the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel to celebrate the deep historic roots of a dynamic, culturally diverse, high-tech region and state.
Location: Sheraton Palo Alto
For more information and to register, please go to: https://californiapreservation.org/programs/conference/
Old Towne Preservation Association 16th Annual Historic Home Tour, Orange, CA
This popular self-guided exploration of Old Towne icons returns for two days this fall. Come see the most interesting in Craftsman, Victorian, Mission, Bungalow, Revival and other historic styles found in the Old Towne Orange Historic District.
Tickets are $25 per person for non-OTPA members, and $20 for members. Tickets available now!
For more information, please go to: http://www.otpa.org/home-tour---2017.html
This is the 20th year of the award-winning Santa Ana Historical Society’s Annual Historical Cemetery Tour.
This event is an exciting and fun glimpse into the past! Tour guides lead guests to the final resting places of historic local figures, set in the beautiful greenery of Fairhaven Memorial Park and Santa Ana Cemetery. There, costumed actors play out scenes from personal stories and interesting moments of Orange County history. Small groups, a lovely outdoor setting, and close access to the actors make the tour an entertaining outing for the whole family. History displays, and sales of books and other items complete the tour .
For more information, please go to: http://www.santaanahistory.com/cemeterytour.html
The Crystal Cove Conservancy presents Crystal Cove State Park Historic District Tour. Founder, Laura Davick, will lead the tour of seaside cottages from the early 20th century. The tour is free. For more information, please go to: https://crystalcove.org/event/historic-district-tour-2/2017-10-15/