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Summer 2007 Message

by Cathy Zermeno

It’s “Picnic Time” again! Time to get together with longtime friends as well as welcome new ones to the Society’s annual picnic.

And this year we have something very special to share – the opening of the “Culver City Historical Society Archives & Resource Center” (ARC). During the picnic, we will open our doors for brief tours so that you may see what all the hard work so far has accomplished. Also, we encourage your suggestions as to what you think should be displayed and included in ARC. We still have a ways to go ….. but it’s lookin’ good!

Hope you have a chance to stop by the City Council Chambers to see the wonderful photo portraits of former City officials that the Society has put on display for present and future generations to enjoy and appreciate. We give very special thanks to CCHS Government Liaison Julie Lugo Cerra who worked so hard to coordinate this permanent display for the city. And our many thanks to former CAO Dale Jones and Sam Cerra and Steve Newton who helped to save and protect these treasures for the many years leading up to this exhibit.

I want to express the thanks of the whole Society to Martha Sigall who has just turned 90-years-young, and who has accepted the position of Vice President, Ways & Means. We’re truly grateful to our longtime member who has agreed to fill this vacancy.

And a reminder that September 20, 2007 marks Culver City’s 90th Birthday! While some keynote activities have been planned (see page one), many ideas for the celebration are still being reviewed. You’ll be hearing more about this very important city milestone at the picnic and we welcome your thoughts as well.

So many exciting things are happening now that it is a terrific time to be a member of the Culver City Historical Society – and we encourage our members to spread the word and bring in new folks to enjoy the special heritage of our wonderful community.

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