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(More information about participation will be sent to Heritage Organizations in LA County soon...)
The Los Angeles Heritage Alliance works to support heritage organizations in Los Angeles to more effectively promote and preserve the region's heritage mainly through increased communication and coordination amoung the over 200 such organizations in the region.
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How prepared are you in the event of a natural disaster affecting your cultural resources?
Learn from professionals in the field and historic properties in California affected by natural disasters about how to be prepared and why it is important and valuable to have a disaster plan to protect your cultural resources at CPF's next Webinar and Workshop.
$40 - Members; $60 - Non-Members
Introduction to Disaster Planning and Cultural Resources
Speaker: Ione Stiegler, FAIA, Principal Architect, IS Architecture
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Disaster Planning is something that has come up frequently in Southern California over the years, not just because of our location along fault lines and predisposition to earthquakes but also because of our climate and what that means for weather related disasters like drought, wildfires and flooding from intense rains. Learn why it's important to be prepared from the lessons learned with the Sikes Adobe in Escondido that burned in a wildfire after being restored and has since been reconstructed.
$115 - Members; $150 - Non-Members
BEFORE and AFTER -- Disaster Preparedness and Cultural Resources
In Partnership with Brea Historical Society
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Brea Museum & Heritage Center
125 W Elm St, Brea, CA 92821
More Information and Online Registration
Register for the workshop and receive a FREE registration for theWebinar: Introduction to Disaster Planning and Cultural Resources
Disaster planning is part of the California mindset, not just because we live on fault lines and are predisposed to earthquakes, but also because of our climate and development in areas prone to disasters like wildfires and flooding.
Does your City or Historic Museum have a Disaster Plan in place? What are some of the typical and unique challenges that arrive in the event of a disaster? How can we prepare for such an event and protect historic structures? What are best practices from Cities that have experienced disasters, even devastating disasters. What is FEMA’s role in preparing us for such events, during an event and after an event? How does the State historic building code interface with structures and the respective engineers in the event of a disaster?
A panel of building officials, structural engineers, architects and FEMA representative will address these topics and more!
Who should attend:
Architects,Building Officials, Plans Examiners, Fire Prevention Officials, Building Managers, Planners, Historic Property Owners and Emergency Planning Officials.
Experience the elegance of the Art Deco era when you attend Long Beach Heritage’s 2012 Awards Benefit and Gala on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. This special event, held in the beautifully decorated Grand Salon on the historic Queen Mary, celebrates a number of notable restoration efforts and the remarkable achievements of longtime preservationists. People who attend the major fundraiser will not only help support Long Beach Heritage’s preservation efforts, they will also enjoy a fabulous dinner and have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction full of unique and antique items and gift certificates.
The Preservationist of the Year Award will be presented to John Thomas for his significant contributions and dedication to historic preservation. He has held the positions of president and vice president of advocacy on the Long Beach Heritage Board of Directors, and was instrumental in persuading city officials to adopt a Historic Preservation Element into the General Plan. More recently, he encouraged the adoption of the Adaptive Reuse Ordinance, which allows historic buildings being considered for demolition to be red flagged for reuse projects. John also chaired the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, and is president of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and the Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association. He has previously been on the board of directors of the Long Beach Historical Society and a consultant to the Queen Mary. In addition, John co-authored Images of America RMS Queen Mary, and Long Beach Art Deco with Suzanne Tarbel Cooper and J. Christopher Launi.
Other award recipients include:
The Lafayette Home Owners Association for the repainting of the exterior of the Art Deco hotel built in 1928-1929.
Claudia Jurmain for the book Rancho Los Alamitos-Ever Changing, Always the Same, which details the history of the ranch and its residents from the Native American Povuu’nga tribe to the Bixby family.
Craig and Christine Bouma for the complete restoration of both the exterior and interior of their 1936 Spanish Revival home.
Todd and Ranae Saunders for the meticulous restoration of their 1958-59 mid-century modern home.
Matt and Krysta Leaver for the restoration of their mid-century ranch style home built in 1953. This is a well preserved example of the modest structures in the Cliff May Rancho’s area of Long Beach.
The architecture firm Hugh Gibbs & Donald Gibbs Architects, FAIA for producing an amazing number of landmarks and commercial and residential structures throughout Long Beach and the Southern California area.
Linc Housing for the refurbishing of the neglected Palace Hotel, built in 1929 on East Anaheim. The building is now a commercial property with stores on the ground floor and rooms for rent above
The California Heights Neighborhood Association for its restoration of 136 era lampposts in their historic district to complement their historic homes.
The Long Beach Symphony will also receive a heritage award for their Concerts in Long Beach Historic Sites program, which brings music and architecture together for the benefit of Long Beach residents.