We have reserved 40 rooms at the Riviera Hotel for conference attendees at the special CGLHS rate of $149 per night, with discounted resort fee of $15 per night. Discounted rate applies for people who would like to want to stay a few days before or after the conference.
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Steven Keylon, President, CGLHS
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Palm Springs has been Hollywood’s desert playground since the 1920s. A haven for the rich and famous to relax in peace and obscurity, the area also boasts a complex and interesting cultural history. The Agua Caliente Band of the Cahuilla Indians lived in adjacent canyons for centuries, drawn to the area for the hot mineral springs, which were considered sacred. Later, Spanish explorers became enchanted by the native flora and fauna, calling the area, “La Palma de la Mano de Dios,” or “The Palm of the God’s Hand.” Our conference will explore this fascinating history, and also focus on a broad review of the designed landscape and the practitioners responsible for the evolution of 20th century modernism, including the sanatoriums of the early 1900s, fashionable resorts and western-themed dude ranches of the 1920s, Spanish Colonial-Revival estates, ranch-inspired homes, and the Modernist buildings of Palm Springs.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Conference begins at the home of CGLHS President Steven Keylon. Address to be sent upon Registration
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Palm Springs Art Museum 101 Museum Dr., Palm Springs CA 92262
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Registration includes walking tour, opening reception, lectures, Saturday lunch, bus transportation for garden tours, cocktail reception and dinner Saturday night, Sunday continental breakfast, and entrance to all venues/events.
Conference SOLD OUT
Among the first generation of landscape architects in Southern California, Ralph Cornell (1890–1972) is considered the most influential. His wide scope of projects included college campuses, city parks, and significant residential commissions. Noted architect Brian Tichenor will discuss Cornell’s life and milieu while examining three of his highly significant landscape designs. The lecture is presented in collaboration with the California Garden and Landscape History Society. Free; no reservations required. Rothenberg Hall at the Huntington Library,
CGLHS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization
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