The Rise of Los Angeles
The San Bernardino County Museum’s guest lecture series
starts a new season on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. when
Dr. William Deverell speaks on “Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise
of Los Angeles.” The lecture is open to the public at no
William Deverell is professor of history at the University of
Southern California and director of the Huntington-USC Institute
on California and the West. He is the author of several books
on California history, including “Whitewashed Adobe: The
Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past,”
published this year by the University of California Press.
Deverell will discuss the rise of Los Angeles through shifting
ideas of race and ethnicity. He will address this topic by using
specific milestones in Los Angeles history: the cementing of the
Los Angeles River, the outbreak of bubonic plague in 1924, and
the evolution of America’s largest brickyard.
The museum’s guest lecture series has been organized to
bring visiting historians and scientists to the museum to discuss
research of particular interest to inland Southern California.
All lectures are free.
Upcoming lecturers include Elizabeth Rega on the paleopathology
of Tyrannosaurus rex (October 27); Sally McGill on the paleoseismology
of the San Andreas Fault (January 26); Don Lofgren on fossils
from the Goler Formation (February 23); Jonathon Corbridge on
GIS for museums (March 23); John Rotenberry on ornithology (April
27), Richard Minnich on fire ecology (May 25), and Michael Lerch
on archaeology (June 22).
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street
exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. Parking is free, and the
facility is handicapped-accessible. For more information, visit
www.sbcountymuseum.org or call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.