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2016 Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series

PROPHETS WITHOUT HONOR:
THE REDISCOVERY OF GREENE & GREENE

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 • 7:00pm

at the Neighborhood Church
301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103

Ticketholders are also invited to join us for a reception at the Gamble House immediately following the lecture

Members: $25  |  Non-Members: $30
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Charles and Henry Greene were nearing 80, living quietly in Carmel and Altadena respectively, when strangers began to come calling at their door. Their architecture had been nearly forgotten, most of their clients, the Gambles, Elisabeth Prentiss, the Pratts, the Blackers, had long since died. Yet, slowly a new appreciation of their work was taking hold among young architects, journalists, academics and photographers. Ann Scheid’s talk will tell this story, which eventually led to the remarkable enthusiasm for  the Greenes’ work and for the Arts and Crafts movement today. Slides will illustrate the lecture.

Speaker Bios:
ANN SCHEID is a member of the Gamble House staff and heads the Greene & Greene Archives at the Huntington Library. An author and historian she has published several books on Pasadena history as well as scholarly articles and essays on the history of architecture, planning, and landscape in Southern California. Ann worked as a preservation planner for the City of Pasadena and as an architectural historian in environmental planning for the State of California. She is a graduate of Vassar College, the University of Chicago, and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship.

Photo: Charles and Henry Greene, at the home of Henry Dart Greene, Altadena, CA, circa 1950


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2015/2016 Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series

CALIFORNIA’S 1915 WORLD’S FAIRS: CREATING SAN DIEGO’S GARDEN FAIR AND SAN FRANCISCO’S JEWEL CITY
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 • 7:00pm

at the Neighborhood Church
301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103

Members: $25  |  Non-Members: $30
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This lecture takes a close look at the centennial of the 1915 San Francisco World’s Fair which celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and the city’s reconstruction after the great earthquake of 1906.

Our speaker, a favorite from past presentations, will also discuss the Panama-California Exposition held in San Diego’s Balboa Park between January 1, 1915 and January 1, 1917. The exposition celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal, and was meant to tout San Diego as the first U.S. port of call for ships traveling north after passing westward through the canal.

Speaker Bios:
VICTORIA KASTNER, Hearst Castle’s historian, has written and lectured about San Simeon’s land and buildings for nearly thirty years. She has master’s degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara and George Washington University. She lives in Los Osos, California.


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2015/2016 Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series

FROM BLOOMS TO BLOOMERS:
SCHOOLS FOR LADY GARDENERS

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 • 7:00pm

at the Neighborhood Church
301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103

Members: $25  |  Non-Members: $30
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A small but significant number of schools during the Progressive Era sought to educate women and girls to earn a livelihood in horticulture. They were international in context, often privately funded, and typically established by women in leadership positions. Although there were many such institutions throughout Europe, most closed before or after World war II. However, one school, the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, founded by Jane Bowne Haines in 1910 was an astounding success and had a longevity that led to its incorporation into Temple University in 1958. Well illustrated with period photography this lecture opens a window on a women’s movement little recognized today.

Speaker Bios:
VALENCIA LIBBY is a landscape historian and museum educator living in Down-East Maine. She was formerly an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Horticulture at Temple University in Philadelphia and the recipient of the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Landscape History to Portugal in 2004. She currently serves as an advisor to numerous historical collections in Maine and the Beatrix Farrand Society’s Garland Farm.


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