Oct. 5th History Alive Presents “The Buffalo Soldiers”





LGHS Proudly Presents the 45th Season of HISTORY ALIVE Lecture Series

Meet Members of the San Diego Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers

Thursday 7:00 pm, October 5, 2023.

LGHS will open the doors of the Lee House Cultural Center at Treganza Heritage Park to celebrate the 45th year of our free lecture series HISTORY ALIVE


On October 5 at 7:00 pm Rachel Hillard, president of the  San Diego Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers, will present a overview of their stirring history and how she founded the San Diego Chapter in 2003.  Rachel will be joined by troop members.  She organized the 20th anniversary celebration on June 30 of this year, highlighting Harvie Brown’s stunning painting of the BF 10th Calvary  .  Brown  is a remarkable artist whose works have received critical acclaim.  Rachel is descended from an accomplish Southern Family that conducts the annual reunion.

History Alive is a free Lecture Series presented by the Lemon Grove Historical Society. Lectures are held at the Lee House Cultural Center on the 1st Thursday of the month. Lee House is located at 3205 Olive St. in the Treganza Heritage Park where there is ample, well-lit parking.   History Alive is suitable for ages 16 and over.

While you are at the lecture please consider joining the Lemon Grove Historical Society as a Member. For a few dollars a year you can support your community as well as add to your own personal knowledge of local history. For membership info, follow this link. 

For more information on History Alive and other LGHS events, follow this link to our Events Page 


  • Helen Ofield

    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.

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