Thursday, February 23, 2012
Modjeska's Standford White-designed 1888 canyon home and its grounds are undergoing some improvements these days. The fountains -- which have been heavily altered over the years -- are currently being restored. The adjacent meadow, which was washed away by floods a couple years ago, has been repaired and stabilized. The entrance gates have been replaced with attractive new wrought iron featuring an "HM" logo taken from Modjeska's stationery. Kudos to the folks at the South County division of O.C. Historic Parks!
Speaking of Modjeska, Dr. Beth Holmgren will be at Katie Wheeler Library in Irvine on April 21st to sign her books, including Starring Madame Modjeska: On Tour In Poland and America. I believe there's some sort of Spring Fair going on at the Modjeska Historical Park and the nearby Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary the following day.
Posted by Chris Jepsen at 2/23/2012