Werner's old slides also reminded me of a day he and I spent at Disney's California Adventure in 2007. Disney had just announced that DCA would soon be heavily altered/remodeled, and we decided to spend a day photo-documenting pretty much everything in the park before it disappeared. I just posted a batch of photos from that day on my personal Flickr account. Fans of Disney or extremely-recent history might also want to check that out.
|Detail from "Near Modesto" (1940) by Emil Kosa Jr.|
Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach at 2pm, March 9, on the second floor of Barnes & Noble, 7881 Edinger Ave #110, in Huntington Beach. She'll be giving a talk and selling and signing books. Mary, who's working hard to save the remains of the historic Japanese community at Wintersburg, says "It's a great book to give to your local elected official or congressman, with a note about the importance of preservation."
Speaking of the fight to save Wintersburg, there's an article about it in the Huffington Post (featuring one of my photos), and another one on KCET's website.
|"Women by Car, Laguna Beach, California," circa 1950, by Paul Outerbridge|
Dana Point Historical Society on Feb. 26, 7pm, at the City Hall Chambers. Dunn's book traces "the story of Capistrano Beach’s Beach Road from the days of Junipero Serra to the early development by the Doheny family and to the creation of the Hobie Cat sailboat right there on the beach. He introduces the locals, tells the stories, and brings to life the small Southern California beach community that has had a big impact on the country’s surf-and-beach lifestyle culture." Also appearing will be local sailing legend Wayne Schafer.
Costa Mesa Historical Society's Museum at 1870 Anaheim Ave. is now featuring an exhibit about the Dendel's arts and crafts, including work produced by their Denwar studios. I can't rely on Register stories to remain linkable these days, but I did find an interesting (and well-illustrated) article about their amazing Costa Mesa home on MidCenturyModernRemodel.com. The CMHS Museum is open Thursdays and Fridays, 10am to 3pm.
And on a final note, the Orange County Historical Society's upcoming field trip to the ghost town of Calico is now completely booked up. But if you're still determined, email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations. If there's enough demand, they may even do the trip again someday.