Annual Members' Meeting 2024 - The Arboretum
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Saturday, June 1; 8:00AM - 10:00AM

Annual Members’ Meeting 2024

About This Event

Members of the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation are cordially invited to attend the Annual Members’ Meeting on Saturday, June 1.

We have many exciting activities planned for our members to enjoy:
-Light refreshments
-Garden updates by Arboretum leaders and staff
-Tours of the latest plantings and garden additions with Arboretum staff

William Deverell, professor of history at University of Southern California, is our guest speaker.

Just Add Water (and Labor): The San Gabriel Valley and the Tale of Two Empires

This talk will offer a historical overview of the agricultural growth of the San Gabriel Valley from the late 19th through the early 20th centuries. Focusing on water and labor, the address will also compare and contract Elias Jackson Baldwin and Henry Edwards Huntington as two very different kinds of men, businessmen, and citizens.

William Deverell is a Professor of History at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as the Divisional Dean for the Social Sciences. A graduate of Stanford University, he completed his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in American history at Princeton. He is the co-director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West and the founding director of the Los Angeles Service Academy, a program which teaches high school students about the infrastructure of greater Los Angeles. He has published numerous books on the history and culture of the 19th and 20th century American West. He and his wife, Jenny Watts, the Special Projects Curator at The Huntington, live in Pasadena and have two children, Helen (23) and John (19).

For our planning, please kindly RSVP to the Membership Department by calling 626.821.3233 or emailing before May 28.

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Please RSVP to the Membership Department by calling 626.821.3233 or emailing before May 28.

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