OCHS update, Indians, & Mendez v. Westminster

A few bits of information for anyone who plans to attend my Pacific Beach Club presentation at Sherman Gardens on Thursday:

1) Don't pay any attention to the article about it in the Register. These are the actual facts: The program begins at 7:30pm. It will be preceded by a potluck of appetizers and desserts only, beginning at 6:30pm. You don't have to join in the potluck/social hour, but you are welcome to do so. If you do plan to nosh, bring enough of something for six people. Yes, the program is free, but I can't be held responsible for what Judy will do to you if you start eating all the goodies without reciprocating.

2) Check out the beautiful gardens, and also the exhibit on California Indians at the adjoining Sherman Library. (Today's photos all come from that exhibit.)
3) If you read my blog but haven't been to an Orange County Historical Society event before, please do come up and introduce yourself to me when I'm done with the program. (I'll probably be running around in prep/panic mode beforehand.)

4) And finally, don't pay any attention to the "history" cited in that Register article either. Yikes!
The new Mendez v. Westminster exhibit, "A Class Action: The Grassroots Struggle for School Desegregation in California," had its "soft opening" at the Old Courthouse Museum in Santa Ana over Labor Day weekend. The grand opening will be on Sept. 10th at 4pm. There will be a reception,  and CSUF Professor Ray Rast will discuss the research that went into this exhibit.