Apr. 16th OBHS A Celebration of Our Founder Ruth Held

Two Classy Dames from the old Days, was the title of the presentation at the first Ocean Beach Historical Society meeting  in February 1994. Featured was our founder Ruth Varney Held and her friend Helen Lowry Gute.
The OBHS’s meetings started at the
Ocean Beach Women’s Club and weeks at
various coffee houses around OB. We later settled into the Point Loma Methodist United Church, where we continue to have our OBHS meetings.
Ruth Held, who was raised in Ocean Beach, authored Beach Town, a very informative book on the history of Ocean Beach.
Her work and inspiration has helped keep the history of Ocean Beach alive and helped bring about the active group that OBHS has become.
Please join us on April 16th to hear more about this Ocean Beach legend as we celebrate her work and life.

Some Spring ’09 Historic Events in SD

(1) SOHO’s Annual Historic Home Tour, Sunday, March 22, 2009, 10 am – 4 pm. Celebrate SOHO’s 40 years of saving San Diego’s heritage by attending the revival tour of its first ever public architecture tour- Victorious Victorians! The Revival Tour. For more info. and to register, visit http://sohosandiego.org/main/sws1.htm#mar, or call (619) 297-9327. (2) The North Park Historical Society and North Park Main Street guided tour of North Park’s historic commercial core on Sat., March 21 at 8:30 a.m. Gather in the Birch North Park Theatre Lobby at 2891 University Avenue. The tour fee is $10 per person, which includes a beautifully illustrated guidebook. To register contact Elizabeth Studebaker at liz@northparkmainstreet.com or 619-294-2501. More info.: http://www.northparkhistory.org. (3) Fri., March 20, 5 to 7 p.m., A reception and display of the beautiful covers from Kensington’s historic homes at the offices of Rex Downing at 4134 Adams Ave., Suite 105 in Kensington. Ronald May of Legacy 106 will also present The Mills Act & What it Means to Homeowners Seeking Property Tax Relief. Please RSVP by Wed., March 18 to (619) 280-7399. (4) Mission Hills Heritage Fifth Annual Historic Home Tour on Sat., April 18, 10 am to 4 pm. This year’s tour spotlights South Mission Hills. For details, see: http://www.missionhillsheritage.org/events.htm