Jan.16, 2020- When Tiki Invaded San Diego

Tiki-Head-2-smThe Ocean Beach Historical Society Presents: When Tiki Invaded San Diego, By Diane Kane, PhD, Thursday, Jan.16, 2020 7 PM, At Water’s Edge Faith Community, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., O.B.
Join us for lighthearted romp through the immediate post-war period to explore how the allure of the South Seas became synonymous with San Diego. Discover how tourism and suburbanization exploited the indigenous architecture of Polynesia to create the Tiki Style. This themed architectural style was augmented by newly-introduced tropical plants, readily available to the backyard gardener.
Although Shelter Island and Mission Bay were ground zero for TIKI, Mission Valley and other suburbanizing communities were not immune to its charms. In transforming desert scrub into a palm laden paradise, “America’s Finest City” became the mainland vacation alternative to Hawaii.Plese join us. This program is FREE!