Thursday, January 15, 2009

Huntington Beach history

Today's image of Huntington Beach (probably around 1950) comes from an online slide show about California oil from the Washington Post.
There will be several events in conjunction with the “Ebb & Flow” exhibit on Huntington Beach history (Jan. 17 to Feb. 22) at the Huntington Beach Art Center.
  • Opening reception, Jan. 16, 6-9pm
  • Native American Life in H.B. featuring Bill Kettler, Jan. 18, 2-4pm
  • Preservation of Historic H.B., panel discussion with Chris Jepsen, Phil Chinn, Dana Supernowicz and others. Jan. 24, 4:30-6:30pm
  • Surf film event, Feb. 22, 1-5pm (details TBA)

Tours of the exhibit will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on the hour, 1-3pm. Two new Huntington Beach history books, Ebb & Flow by Joe Santiago, and A History of the Golden Bear, Huntington Beach by Robert Carvounas, should also be available for purchase at the Art Center.
I know it's a bit last-minute, but tonight is the election meeting for the Huntington Beach Historical Society. The meeting will begin at 7pm in the "barn" behind the Newland House Museum, 19820 Beach Blvd.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

I lived in Huntington Beach for three or four years when I was a kid, and while the tall oil derricks were long gone, there were still lots of those "mules" (the ones that bob up and down). I loved the few that had eyes and antennae put on them!