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Members Only – Heading Out: To Walk in the Woods

May 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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At Home 2018 logoAt the beginning of the twentieth century, the San Gabriel Mountains were delightful for picnicking, camping or hiking, but when Angeles Crest Highway began to push through them in the 1930s, this idyllic natural setting was threatened. Two champions arose to defend their local mountains. Although they did not derail the highway, their campaign produced the Pacific Crest Trail. Dr. Terence Young, professor emeritus at Cal Poly Pomona and author of Heading Out: A History of American Camping, will recount how Clinton Clarke of Pasadena and Alhambra’s Warren Rogers fought for years to protect America’s Pacific Slope from unwanted development. This lecture will take place in the beautiful gardens of a Mediterranean-revival house, designed and built in 1922-3 by Frank Brown.

Program begins at 6:00 pm. All At Home programs take place at least in part outdoors. In case of rain, please consider your reservation a donation. Please note At Home events include walking and steps. Please no high heels.

Our 2018 At Home Series combines presentations by outstanding speakers with visits to architecturally unique homes. PMH Members are encouraged to enjoy one or more evenings of history, culture, food, and companionship with fellow PMH members. For the full list of 2018 At Home lectures, please visit our Members’ Events page.

Reserve your space for this program:  https://headingout.bpt.me or call 1.800.838.3006.


May 22, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Pasadena Museum of History