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    • October 04, 2019
    • October 06, 2019
    • Lompoc, California
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    2019 CGLHS Conference

    Early California Landscapes and Gardens:

    Romance and Reality

    Lompoc, home of Mission La Purísima Concepción 

    Friday, October 4 through Sunday, October 6, 2019


    Join us as we 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.

    Our keynote speaker, Brian Tichenor, has practiced architecture and landscape architecture in California for 35 years. He is a faculty member at USC, where for the last ten years he has taught a class called ‘Authenticity and Artifice:  a History of Southern California through the Lens of the Landscape.'

    Brian’s talk At the Cusp: the Collision of Pre- and Post-Colombian Landscapes in Southern California” will be an exploration of the living landscapes of two highly nuanced cultures, both before the point of contact, and as the influx of the highly adapted Mediterranean plants of Europe began their dominance of the region.

    At Mission La Purisima we will see one of the only missions still situated in a rural & agricultural area that closely resembles the landscape the Spanish missionaries of the middle 18th century found in Southern California, a landscape startlingly similar to their home. Visiting the site constitutes one of the most complete pictures of life in the California missions. 

    You'll find an annotated suggested reading list for the conference on the CGLHS blog. 

    LAST WEEK TO REGISTER—SEPT. 28 IS THE DEADLINE!

    GROUP HOTEL RATE IS NOW EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 30 (see details below)

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    IMPORTANT: When you register, please note that your registration includes ALL events and dinners. Separate tickets are available for those traveling with you who are NOT registered for the conference but who would like to attend a tour, dinner, talk, etc. on an "à la carte" basis. THANK YOU!


    Conference Schedule:

    FRIDAY | 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. | MISSION LA PURISIMA

    La Purisima, Alta California’s eleventh mission, was founded in 1787. Following its destruction in the 1812 earthquake, it was rebuilt outside of town in the Valley of the Watercress. The mission was secularized in 1834 and sold in 1845, then returned to the Church 1874. It was acquired by State of California in 1935. Because of its accurate reconstruction by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s, Mission La Purisima is known as the “Williamsburg of the West.” The Mission’s volunteer group, Prelado de los Tesoros (Keepers of the Treasures) de la Purisima, will lead us in small group tours though the Mission and its grounds. Following the tours, we will gather for a welcome reception hosted by the Prelado, who will serve posole, a Mission era soup.

    SATURDAY | 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | OLD TOWN LOMPOC

    A series of conference talks will take place in the morning and after lunch at historic Stone Pine Hall. At the conclusion of the talks in the afternoon, we will visit the Lompoc Museum and take a walking tour of Old Town with its many historic buildings and colorful murals depicting scenes of Lompoc’s heritage, flower industry, and scenic beauty. 

    Lunch break: Next door to Stone Pine Hall in the Victorian garden of the Lompoc Museum.  

    Dinner: Sissy's Uptown Café in Old Town Lompoc

    SUNDAY | 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. | MISSION LA PURISIMA

    We will return to Mission La Purísima to learn about the orchard, garden, and vineyard. Speakers will discuss plant introductions and early agriculture, including water systems.

    THE CONFERENCE ENDS AT 11:30 ON SUNDAY. 

    For those who can stay a few more hours, there will be an optional carpool excursion to Jalama Beach County Park for a "World Famous Jalama Burger" at the Jalama Beach Store and Grill. The scenic 30-minute drive from Lompoc will take us by working ranches, vineyards, and a few of the remaining flower fields. 

    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. 

     BOOK HOTEL AT GROUP RATE

    You may 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 hotel rate is Monday, September 30

    CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

    IS AVAILABLE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28

Past events

September 21, 2019 Busch Gardens, Pasadena, Part 2: Lower Gardens
August 10, 2019 Busch Gardens Tour in Pasadena
August 05, 2019 California Ranches: Lands in Transition
June 03, 2019 Richard Neutra, Landscape Architect
May 11, 2019 Glendale Historical Society Restoration Expo
November 19, 2018 Beatrix Farrand Film Screenings
November 02, 2018 CGLHS ANNUAL CONFERENCE: MARIN COUNTY
July 29, 2018 BUSCH GARDENS: ADOLPHUS BUSCH'S EARLY AMUSEMENT PARK
May 19, 2018 TWO HISTORIC GARDENS IN PASADENA
December 02, 2017 FRANCIS DEAN AND THE ART OF MODERN LANDSCAPE
November 12, 2017 THE LANDSCAPE DESIGNS OF RALPH D. CORNELL
October 27, 2017 LANDSCAPES FOR LEISURE: ANNUAL CONFERENCE
September 19, 2017 RUTH SHELLHORN: MIDCENTURY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
July 19, 2017 KATE O. SESSIONS: A NETWORK AND LEGACY OF BOTANICAL BOUNTY
April 01, 2017 ERNEST BATCHELDER: HIS PUBLIC LEGACY, HIS PRIVATE GARDEN
September 23, 2016 CHICO, JEWEL OF THE NORTH VALLEY
November 02, 2015 SAVING OUR GARDENS…HONORING OUR PAST
October 02, 2015 CULTIVATING IDENTITY: BALBOA PARK AS CULTURAL LANDSCAPE
June 05, 2015 ARCHITECTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL WALKING TOUR OF THE VILLAGE OF MALAGA COVE IN PALOS VERDES ESTATES
November 07, 2014 WHAT’S OUT THERE WEEKEND LOS ANGELES: THE PUBLIC LANDSCAPES OF RALPH D. CORNELL
October 24, 2014 THE LANDSCAPE LEGACY OF LOCKWOOD DE FOREST
September 28, 2013 BECOMING PUBLIC: DESIGN, HISTORY, PLANTS AND PRESERVATION IN EAST BAY GARDENS
May 31, 2013 WHEN THEY WERE WILD
April 12, 2013 A FRESNO FROLIC
October 13, 2012 PIECING TOGETHER PASADENA’S GARDEN HISTORY: A Unique Project in an American City
September 08, 2012 PLANTS, PASSION, AND PROPAGATION: A HORTICULTURAL TOUR OF SONOMA COUNTY
September 09, 2011 RANCHOS TO CASTLES: A TOUR OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
November 13, 2010 KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES: BEATRIX FARRAND’S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GARDENS
October 15, 2010 SANTA CRUZ: LAND OF 1001 WONDERS
October 02, 2010 NATURE OF THE PLACE
July 11, 2010 NEVER MET A VIEW I DIDN’T LIKE
May 22, 2010 ON THE RAZOR’S EDGE
April 17, 2010 LANDSCAPE AS SANCTUARY
October 23, 2009 LANDSCAPES FOR LIVING: THE POST WAR YEARS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
September 26, 2008 SPIRIT OF LANDSCAPE: CALIFORNIA’S LOWER OWENS RIVER VALLEY
September 27, 2007 CALIFORNIA JAPANESE STYLE GARDENS: TRADITION AND PRACTICE
October 20, 2006 CALIFORNIA’S SARATOGA: SPRINGS, ORCHARDS & GARDENS
June 11, 2005 BEYOND VINEYARDS: LANDSCAPES OF THE NAPA VALLEY
November 04, 2004 THE EMPIRE THAT CITRUS BUILT: LANDSCAPE HISTORY OF OLD SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
July 25, 2003 EARTHLY PARADISE: GARDEN HISTORY OF THE SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA
October 11, 2002 CULTIVATING CAPISTRANO: HISTORIC VALLEY GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES
September 22, 2002 GARDEN HISTORY OF SONOMA COUNTY
October 07, 2000 GARDEN HISTORY OF THE MONTEREY PENINSULA
August 20, 1999 ARTISTIC LEGACIES: UNLOCKING THE TREASURES BEHIND THE GARDEN GATES
February 25, 1999 REGIONAL MEETING: HISTORY OF SANTA BARBARA GARDENS
May 02, 1998 SACRAMENTO AREA EMPHASIS
October 11, 1997 PASADENA AREA EMPHASIS
April 12, 1997 BAY AREA EMPHASIS
November 09, 1996 BOTANIC HERITAGE GEMS OF SAN DIEGO
February 16, 1996 SECOND ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
September 23, 1995 FIRST ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING