Don’t miss “History Alive” Lecture Series on Feb 3 when our own V.P. Sarah Lewis will introduce us to LGHS archive highlights
by Laura Hook
Sarah Lewis explores LGHS’s Archives
January 19, 2022
History Alive – Spotlight on Archives Thursday, February 3rd at 7:00pm Lee House Cultural Center, 3205 Olive St., Lemon Grove
Board member Sarah Lewis will take you on a tour through our archives. What was Lemon Grove like 100 years ago? What really tells the story of our little city with the big lemon? Come see original artifacts along with a show-and-tell presentation.
Hear our oldest piece of audio and see an Old Time Days parade film that was rescued from reel-to-reel tapes at city offices. See promotional brochures, dive into the Forward Club’s history, see our oldest yearbook, and see an incredible example from our family papers collection.
Don’t miss this rare chance to get a peak into our city’s past!
Helen M. Ofield is the past president of the Lemon Grove Historical Society. She spearheaded the saving of Lemon Grove’s first church (built 1897) and its adaptive reuse as the Parsonage Museum of Lemon Grove, and the saving of the H. Lee House (built 1928) and its adaptive reuse as the city’s cultural center. Her civic history, Images of America: Lemon Grove (Arcadia 2010) features photographic content by Pete Smith. She is an award-winning writer-producer for national and regional film and television, as well as for print and online news media, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, former seven-year member of the San Diego County Historic Site Board, and a long-time historic preservationist.
President - Lemon Grove Historical Society
Laura has been a Lemon Grove resident since 1981 serving as Secretary on the historical society board and as a docent in the Parsonage Museum when not volunteering in other capacities. She and her husband, John, raised two children in town, prompting Laura to volunteer as PTA President of San Miguel Elementary and Helix Charter High School. She served as PTA Council President for the Lemon Grove School District. Laura served as a Lemon Grove Planning Commissioner, participant in various civic workshops, and somehow found time to pursue a career as a Kaiser Hospital Unit Coordinator. Along with her presidential duties, Laura is the LGHS liaison to the San Diego Museum Council.