Events: Upcoming & Past

    • August 05, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens, Rothenberg Hall, 1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA 91108

    A Lecture by Marc Appleton, Architect 

    CGLHS is proud to announce the upcoming lecture in our series at the Huntington Library, in which architect Marc Appleton will discuss the history of cattle ranching in California. Once a robust industry in the state, ranching is now a much diminished and challenged enterprise, says Appleton, and many ranchers are witnessing the passing of a way of life. As ranches fail, there is a renewed debate over how these lands might transition to other uses. Many fall prey to suburban sprawl, but others offer instructive alternatives. A book signing will follow the talk.  

    This event is free to the public. No reservations are required. 


    Likely Land & Livestock Ranch, Likely, California (photo by Melba Levick. © Rizzoli).

    More about our speaker, Marc Appleton:  

    Marc Appleton is the founding Principal of Appleton Partners LLP–Architects with offices in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, California. A graduate of Harvard College (1968) and the Yale School of Architecture (Master of Architecture, 1972), Marc apprenticed at several architectural firms, including Benjamin Thompson & Associates, MacAllister, Rinehart & Ring, and Frank O. Gehry & Associates, before opening his own practice in 1976. His design work has received many awards and been widely published in Architectural Digest, Town and Country, and other periodicals. From its inception, he was consistently named one of AD’s top 100 Designers.

    In 1999, he wrote a new introduction and bibliography for Acanthus Press’s reprint of Rexford Newcomb’s Mediterranean Domestic Architecture in the United States followed by his publication of George Washington Smith: An Architect’s Scrapbook in 2001, California Mediterranean (Rizzoli Publications, 2007), and New Classicists (Images Publishing, 2008). He assisted in the publication of the book Casa del Herrero: The Romance of Spanish Colonial (Rizzoli Publications, 2009), published Myron Hunt at Occidental College by Robert Winter (2012), California Ranches (Rizzoli, 2012) and the series Master Architects of Southern California 1918-1941.

    Marc is a founding member of the Appleton-Whittel Research Ranch Foundation in Arizona and the Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art in San Diego. He has served on the Board of Trustees for Prescott College in Arizona, The Cooper Union, NY, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, NY, the Dean’s Council of the Yale School of Architecture, as well as Casa del Herrero, Lotusland, and The Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

    • August 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Pasadena, CA

    Pasadena’s amazing Busch Gardens, famous as a tourist attraction from 1906-1937, and later as a Hollywood film location, was subdivided for residential development in the 1930s and 1940s. Surprisingly, many features of the Gardens still exist in the private gardens of present-day residents. A City survey found over 30 sites that still retain significant remnants of the original Gardens. Many of the current property owners take great pride in preserving and enhancing these historic features, and are happy to show them to visitors. California Garden and Landscape History Society has gained access to several of these hidden treasures for our August 10 tour.


    Ticketing and further details to come! 



    • October 04, 2019
    • October 06, 2019
    • Lompoc, Mission La Purísima Concepción

    2019 CGLHS Conference

    Save the Date and Book Your Hotel Rooms Now!

    Early California Landscapes and Gardens:

    Romance and Reality

    Lompoc, home of Mission La Purísima Concepción 

    Friday, October 4-Sunday, October 6, 2019


    This fall's CGLHS Annual Conference will focus on the landscapes of early California, telling the story of the Missions and the early agricultural practices of the region. We will explore the authentic history of the pre-Spanish era and post-Spanish settlements, along with the myth-making reinvention in the 19th century of these working landscapes as idyllic places of pastoral enchantment. We will also look at the late 20th century cultural shift to a more authentic telling of these stories. 

    Reserve your hotel room now! 

    A block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lompoc has been reserved at a discounted rate of $139.00 a night. To reserve your room at the special rate, please click on the link provided here: BOOK HOTEL AT GROUP RATE

    You may also telephone the hotel directly at (805) 735-1880; just let them know you are booking a room for the CGLHS Conference. 

    The deadline for the discounted rate is September 6.

    Registration and Conference Program will be available soon!