Saturday, February 25, 2017

Take A Detour From Route 66: Taos To L.A.

Saturday, March 25 at the Homestead Museum
15415 East Don Julian Road, City of Industry, CA 91745

10:00-11:00 a.m., Children’s Poetry Workshop
In this interactive workshop, children will learn how to use movement, color, environment, and
storytelling to write poetry. This program is ideal for students in grades 2-6. Taught by Peggy Dobreer.

2:00-5:00 p.m., Day 1 Main Event
Poetry, music, art, history, and a Route 66 diner tasting will transport visitors to different
points in time along the Old Spanish Trail and Route 66. Visit five venues around the beautiful
grounds of the Homestead Museum, once part of an immense Mexican rancho. Today, the
six-acre historic site features the Workman House, a Victorian-era country home constructed
around an 1840s adobe; La Casa Nueva, a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival mansion; and El
Campo Santo, one of the oldest private cemeteries in the region.

Sunday, March 26 at the John A. Rowland House
16021 East Gale Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91745

2:00-4:00 p.m., Day 2 Main Event
Join poets from Saturday’s event for an intimate, single-stage reading in the parlor of the
Rowland House. Built in 1855, it is the oldest surviving brick structure in Southern California
and rarely opened to the public for events like this!

Admission is free. Space for each program is limited, and reservations begin February 10.
Call 626.968.8492, or visit homesteadmuseum.org or facebook.com/Route66TakeTheDetour


 GSHA 28th Annual Meeting and Genealogical Conference

August 18 - 20, 2017

Radisson Hotel – Ontario, California

“Ancient Trails to Super Highways…Discover Your Roots”
More details to come.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Are you tuning in to Jamboree Webinars!

Although the bi-monthly Jamboree Webinars have already begun (started in January), there are plenty more to come!

These presentations are free when first aired and for SCGS members the 100 sessions are available at any time free. Register at : http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/webinar/jes-index.html
Details can be seen at the Jamboree Webinar website.

For a small taste of those coming soon:

Saturday, March 4 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Family Browse: Finding Unindexed Records on FamilySearch
Presented by Mary Kircher Roddy

Wednesday, March 15 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Get Excited About your Pre-1870 African-American Research
Presented by Diane L. Richards

**Special Webinar rescheduled from 2016**
Wednesday, March 22 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
What's In a Name? Every Surname Tells a Story
Presented by Tessa Keough

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

OC Public Libraries presents

Spanish Patriots During the American Revolution

Saturday, February 25, 2017
2:00 pm
La Habra Library
221 E. La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 694-0078

Letty Rodella, President of the Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research (SHHAR) will be speaking on Spain's military actions during the Revolutionary War.

Letty Rodella is a retired educator. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at El Paso and her Masters of Science Degree in Education from California State University at Fullerton. She was district administrator from El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera, CA and is an independent educational consultant.

Her presentation will give a brief background history of the involvement and the contributions by the Spanish Government and the Spanish Patriots to the Continental Congress and to George Washington's Army during the American Revolution. She will also talk about the Spanish military battles fought both on land and sea against the British during the period from 1779-1783.

Orange County, CA
Public Libraries

Monday, February 20, 2017