History Center Annual Meeting
You’re invited to join us for a delightful Sunday afternoon celebration in our lovely Dallidet Gardens on May 19, 2013. Social time begins at 11:30 am and will include our Dallidet wines. Tickets are $20 for History Center Members and $25 for non-Members.
Enjoy a BBQ lunch followed by the Annual Preservation Awards honoring ten well-deserving historic preservationists from throughout the County. Enjoy an informative historic moment as our special honored guest speaker will be John Badgley, who was on the San Luis Obispo County Historical Society Board when it was founded in 1953 (nearly 60 years ago exactly!)
To purchase tickets, please call (805)543-0638 x 10
More About our Guest Speaker
John Badgley was on the board of the San Luis Obispo County Historical Society when it first formed in 1953. As an architect working in San Luis Obispo at that time, he created the plans for the Dallidet Adobe and Gardens that serve as the bible for those of us that spend time caring for the property. John currently lives in Southern California but on two occasions in February he visited the Dallidet. His first time was short but he promised to return. Later in the month, he fulfilled his promise, spending an afternoon in the garden. John shared with us his memories of the formative days of the SLOC Historical Society, Cal Poly Architecture Department and Hearst Castle. John has generously donated three portfolios of his architectural work from his time living in San Luis Obispo during the 1950s and 60s. One donated item, that was a surprise, was a small book of French poems that Paul Dallidet gave to John during one of their visits together. Those of us who were able to enjoy the company of this delightful and interesting man look forward to his return with much anticipation.