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Attingham Presentation


Saturday, November 18, 2017
5:00pm at the Gamble House
Presentation by Ted Bosley

Tickets: FREE – Members at the Supporting level and Above
$15 – Individual, Student and Active levels

Three weeks of the Attingham Summer School for the Study of the English Country House and Ted Bosley thinks he might have something to say about the experience. Let’s hear it! Join us at the Gamble House on Saturday, November 18 at 5:00 pm for vicarious visits to ancient castles, stately manor houses, a genuine palace, and every manner of historic site in between! You’ll hear how they do house museums English-style, and have a chance to ask Ted what, if anything we all might learn from each other when it comes to sustaining important heritage sites into the future.


The Attingham Trust offers a special insight into one of Britain’s greatest contributions to Western art: the country house, together with its collections and landscape setting, as well as the development of the royal palace in England.

Founded in 1952 as The Attingham Summer School Trust and named after the great neoclassical house in Shropshire at which the Summer School was first held, The Attingham Trust has built and sustained an international reputation for academic excellence. 

Consumptives Life In Pasadena


Thursday, November 30, 2017
7:00pm at the Gamble House
Lecture by Robert G. Frank Jr.

Tickets: $15 Members  |  $20 Non-Members

In the 1880s Pasadena grew rapidly beyond its agricultural origins for one reason: the climate. Easterners brought wealth, and they sought health. Most of all, they wanted to prevent, ameliorate, or even cure “consumption”–the contemporary name for pulmonary tuberculosis. What was this chronic, but non-threatening, illness, as perceived by the pioneer generation? How, and why, did they think Pasadena could help? Was Pasadena really a “sanitarium”? What was it like to live as a consumptive in a city that aggressively promoted its healthful qualities? How did these health migrants create a unique city? And how did they, and their community, react when the medical view of tuberculosis changed rapidly by the late 1890s to classify them as carriers of a dangerous infectious disease?

Speaker Bio: Robert Frank is Professor of Medical History and History at UCLA, where he is based in the School of Medicine. Since 1972 he has taught the history of medicine, and the history of the neurosciences, as well as clinical neurosciences for medical students. His research interests range from the 17th to the 20th century, in which he has written over 40 books, articles and reviews, including an award-winning book in 1981. Most recently he has focused on the history of disease: plague, yellow fever, smallpox, and tuberculosis, including a new introduction, “Tuberculosis and Medicine in the Era of Health Seekers,” for the Huntington Library Press’s republishing of John Baur’s classic, The Health Seekers of Southern California, 1870-1900 (2010).


Friends of the Gamble House
invites you to the annual

Sunday, December 10, 2017
5:00-8:00pm at the Gamble House

Tickets: $40 Members  |  $50 Non-Members

EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY! Join us for the annual Gamble House Holiday Gathering presented by Friends of the Gamble House. This year’s event will prove to be magical with seasonal music performed by the USC Chamber Singers. Specially selected menu will feature old favorites such as lobster bisque, a variety of savory offerings and mouthwatering desserts. COME ENJOY THE SEASON WITH FRIENDS OLD AND NEW.

Music: Seasonal music performed by USC Chamber Singers
Menu: Lobster Bisque, assortment of savory tray passed items, delicious desserts.
Bar: White wine, sparkling water, coffee, seasonal mocktail (non-alcoholic)

Please wear broad, flat-heeled shoes to protect the rugs and floors.
Complimentary valet parking will be available for guests.