by Stu Freeman, President
Under the guidance of our VP, Museum/ARC, Winston Gieseke, and the help of our great volunteers, we have uncovered many interesting and unique items in our Archives. I’d like to tell you about a very remarkable document that is currently on display at the ARC: a publication of the Culver City Evening Star News, dated Friday, August 18, 1944, called “The Honor Roll.”
It is a special edition of the newspaper that pictured and listed all of the men and women from Culver City who served in World War II. It lists their addresses, their school affiliations and where and how they were serving.
I urge you all to come see this significant document. If you or a family member or friend are one of these special people, we would very much like to interview you for our oral history project. Or if you know of any friends or family who may be included in “The Honor Roll,” please contact them as well.
“The Honor Roll” as well as the 1928 newspaper with a feature story on Culver City’s “First Park”—which was designated CCHS Historic Site #12—will be available for viewing at our Archives on the first and third Saturdays of the month, and by appointment. And don’t forget our annual picnic on Wednesday, July 21st. This year, it will be catered for the first time—and we will have a great Dixieland band!
Come share the fun with your family and neighbors.