<span style="color: red">ZOOM RECORDING:</span> Andrew Danish - Palm Springs Weekend

ZOOM RECORDING: Andrew Danish – Palm Springs Weekend

To mark the 25th anniversary of his book Palm Springs Weekend, join author Andrew Dasnish for a discussion on how his book helped transform the perception of the desert town from a backwater to the center of international modernism. Watch Video
Pine-to-Palms Highway Postcard

ZOOM RECORDING: Steve Lech – The Pines-to-Palms Highway: Connecting Southern California’s Mountains and Deserts for 90+ Years

Join author Steve Lech, Riverside County, California historian, for the fascinating story of the Pines-to-Palms Highway and the two men who led the amazing community effort to get it built during the Great Depression. Watch Video
<span style="color: red">ZOOM RECORDING:</span> Sexitecture – Feminism and Mid-Century Architecture with CyndeLicious

ZOOM RECORDING: Sexitecture – Feminism and Mid-Century Architecture with CyndeLicious

Join CyndeLicious, lover of all things vintage, kitsch, and architectural, for Sexitecture, a tour of the world’s most seductive Mid-Century Modern architectural wonders and the women who made these fantasies into realities. Watch Video
Leslie "Dottie" Van Every

ZOOM RECORDING: Leslie “Dottie” Van Every – Our Own Paradise: History of Black-Owned American Resorts

Zoom Event: Wednesday, March 6, 8pm EST – You may have heard of the Green Book, a popular travel guide treasured by the Black community for its travel tips during Jim Crow. But have you heard of Black Eden? Or Idlewild? Or American Beach? These are some of the many Black resorts that were popular places
LA Cocktail Napkin

ZOOM RECORDING: Patrick Quinn – California’s Forgotten Bars and Restaurants

ZOOM EVENT: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 8:00pm EST - Join us for a fun and fabulous tour of cocktail culture in the Golden State. Whether you’re the type to visit roadside diners, chic hotels, hidden dives, fancy restaurants, tiki bars, or, ahem, the neighborhood exotic dancer’s nightclub, napkin collector Patrick Quinn, author of Bar Keeps,
Borscht Belt Historical Marker Project logo

ZOOM RECORDING: Marisa Scheinfeld – Greetings from The Borscht Belt

ZOOM RECORDING: Join Marisa Scheinfeld, author of The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland for an illustrated lecture with photographs of abandoned sites where resorts, hotels and bungalow colonies once boomed in the Catskill Mountain region of upstate New York. Recorded November 29, 2023.
Printed Motel Fan

ZOOM RECORDING: Cara Rodway – America Hobnobs at the Tourist Camp: Social Change and the Roadside in the Interwar Years

Join Cara Rodway, Head of Research Development at the British Library as she delves into the motivations driving this rapid expansion and its implications for consumer behavior. We will explore why motels thrived during this era, shedding light on business strategies and shifts in consumer preferences. Recorded October 22, 2023.
Columbia River Highway

ZOOM RECORDING: Robert W. Hadlow, Ph.D. – Drive to Oregon Down the Famed Columbia River Highway

Recorded Wednesday, September 20th: Come along for a ride down the Columbia River Highway, America’s First Highway. This route was constructed from 1913 to 1922 east of Portland, Oregon, along the south shore of the Columbia River. In nearly 80 miles, it offered motorists magnificent views of a wonderful collection of waterfalls and many scenic vistas.