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The 9th-Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar
Come experience the diversity of stories that make Southern California such a place of discovery.
The 9th annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, presented by L.A. as Subject and the USC Libraries, is open to anyone with an interest in local history. More than 70 institutions and archives from Los Angeles and Orange County will be there to show off their collections and answer questions.
The bazaar will feature an archives roadshow, panels featuring specialists discussing the monsters that lurk throughout Southern California, L.A.'s "magical" year of 1939, and a screening of Monomanics.
OCHS is a new a member of L.A. as Subject and we will be there!
The event will take place at the Doheny Memoral Library, Saturday, October 25 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. More info is available on the L.A. as Subject's website: http://www.laassubject.org/index.php/archives_bazaar.
The Anaheim Halloween Parade
...And following your trip to the Archives Bazaar, come experience an Anaheim Halloween tradition! Dating back to 1924, the Anaheim Halloween Parade combines community history with modern artistic expression.
For more information on the event, or to find out how to become a contributor, visit http://anaheimhalloweenparade.org/
The Return of History Hikes
Join us for a hike to one of the last remaining World War II structures built as part of an elaborate defense system that stretched from just north of Laguna Beach to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Completed in about 1943, the station--commanding a view of the coastline from Dana Point to Long Beach--was designed to house a crew of four to observe and take readings on enemy ships in conjunction with six other stations.
This four mile round trip hike will be led by Crystal Cove State Park’s interpretive naturalist Rick Connella who writes, “The beauty and panoramic views are magnificent and will entrance you.”
The elevation gain is about 800’ to the site and about 1000’ for the round-trip loop. The degree of difficulty is described as moderate, with a few very steep and rough portions.
When: Saturday, November 1, 2014*
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Length: about 3 hours.
Bring: plenty of water and snacks.
This hike is limited to 20 people.
Reservations are a MUST and should be made by following this link: http://goo.gl/forms/1psb44xOYu
Confirmation will be by email and will include additional information regarding parking and where to meet.
*In case of rain, the hike will be rescheduled for Saturday, November 15, 2014.
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