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Richard enjoys sharing his knowledge of early California history with museum visitors. In addition to serving as a lead docent for many years with the Diego Sepulveda Adobe, he has been involved with the Irvine Historical Museum, Santa Ana Historical Society, the O’Neill Museum of San Juan Capistrano, and the Ramon Peralta Adobe in Anaheim Hills among others.
Among his media appearances, Richard participated in a 2008 episode of California’s Gold hosted by Huell Howser focusing on the early days of Costa Mesa.
Richard will be speaking to us about the
significance of the Diego Sepulveda Adobe, the history of the area, the
archaeology, and the mayordomo's role in the Adobe's construction.
So come bring a friend as we learn about this fascinating history in your own backyard!
1pm: Tours of the Adobe Begin
1:30pm: Speaker Presentation
2:30pm: Tours of the Adobe continue
Event runs from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, presentation at 1:30. Free admission and refreshments. The adobe is located at 1900 Adams Ave. (turn north onto Mesa Verde Dr West., left on Boa Vista Dr, left into Estancia Park). For further information call (949) 631-5918 or visit www.costamesahistory.org or go to facebook/costa mesa historical society
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Chris Jepsen, Guest Curator, presents Tiki in Orange County, on display in
the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives. From
architecture, décor and music to literature, theme parks and backyard luaus,
the South Seas was a wildly popular theme throughout mid-twentieth century
America. Artifacts, photographs, documents and music, offer a brief look at
the origins of Tiki in the South Pacific, its interpretation in mid-century
Orange County (and Southern California), and how both have inspired today’s
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