Tuesday, July 10, 2012

San Marino… the First 100 Years

San Marino… the First 100 Years, a Centennial photographic exhibit, is newly installed at the Crain Art Gallery at Crowell Public Library. The exhibit is composed of historical photos of San Marino since before it was officially a city, including aerial views and portraits of several of the founding families. The exhibit also shows several memorabilia collage panels from early years. This collection was a taken from the archives of the San Marino Historical Society whose office and exhibit space is in the Thurnher House at the Virginia Road entrance to Lacy Park. The Thurnher House is open to the public on most Tuesday afternoons and the 1st and 3rd Sunday afternoons.

The San Marino Historical Society was founded in 1974 and has been presenting programs free of charge and open to the public three times a year at either Southwestern Academy or more recently at the Crowell Public Library. They plan several more programs during the city’s Centennial year thru July 2013. Call 626-304-9375 for further information or current President, John Morris, at 626-796-3003.

The Crain Art Gallery is located in the Crowell Public Library at 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino and is open Mon thru Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat 10-5; Sun 1-5 and is closed on Fridays. San Marino…the First 100 Years will only be showing until Aug. 17, 2012.