OERM Ground breaking

Jeff Levenson addressing the crowd at the Library grouund breaking

    We had beautiful sunny skies on December 10th for our two groundbreaking ceremonies. Festivities began at 11am with the ceremony for the Harvey House Museum. This very unique project will turn two modular buildings into a beautiful exhibition space and members area connected by a lovely brick patio. The facade will be inspired by the Bakersfield Harvey House.

   The ceremony was followed by a lovely luncheon in Town Hall. Many thanks to the Harvey Girl Society for their assistance in serving the thirty guests. Lunch was followed by a tour of the archives lead by John Smatlak. At 2pm about 100 visitors and press congregated across from Grizzly Flats for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Thomas F. Grose Library and Thomas A. Nelson Plaza. The Library Committe is meeting on a regular basis and keeping the project moving forward. It was an immense pleasure for me to preside over both ceremonies.

    Guest speakers included Mayor Busch, Fred Nicas, John Smatlak, Corey Wylde, and Pat Wolven. We again thank our major donors for both projects - Tom Grose, Mary Anne Nelson, Pauline Kroll and the Wylde Family. And a special shout to the Steidingers for providing sound and Dan Wheeler for the greenery. For more information on how you can join in the excitement, please contact the museum 951.943.3020 or e-mail: info@oerm.org

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The 2016 calendar Electric Railways Of Los Angeles is now available. The calendar features vintage photos of the Los Angeles Railway and the Pacific Electric in operation in the Los Angeles area.

The calendars are available in the museum gift shop or by mail order. The price of the calendar is $12.95 plus sales tax and shipping charges. To order your calendar please call the museum office. (951-943-3020)