Local History Lecture Series
“Fight for Point Lobos”
Kevin Shabram, February 7, 2018.
During the 1920s, people who loved Point Lobos began to worry about its future. They feared the Point would be forever lost to development. These fears were not unfounded. This set up a ten year battle to acquire and preserve Point Lobos for the generations to come. Many well-known conservationists became involved in this project. But this is also the story of one woman who had been all but forgotten. Yet the impact of her work on the Reserve we know today cannot be understated.
“Chasing Water: The Carmel River”
Ben Heinrich, October 11, 2017
Longtime local avid historian, Ben Heinrich has been fascinated with the Carmel River and how it impacted this region. Join Ben as he takes us through historic events, from the Esselen Indians, to the Spanish Discoveries and the more recent influence of Charles Crocker and S.F.B. Morse. “Chasing Water” looks at the Rio Carmelo, who controlled it and how it shaped the Monterey Peninsula.
“Tales of Some Carmel Characters of Long Ago”
Doug Smith, February 1, 2017
Join former City Administrator and avid local history researcher Doug Schmitz for some tales of Carmel-by-the-Sea, in City Hall and outside the walls!
“Henry Miller: Writer, Artist & Cultural Heart of Big Sur”
Magnus Toren, April 30, 2013
Join Magnus Toren, Executive Director of the Henry Miller Memorial Library, for a talk on the history of the arts center championing the late writer, artist and Big Sur resident Henry Miller (1891-1980).