Car Rally and Scavenger Hunt

Where else but in “The Heart of Screenland” can you drive around the city, search for specific locations and learn about Culver City history all at the same time? The Culver City Historical Society invites you to join the fun when it presents its Scavenger Hunt/Car Rally fundraiser on Sunday, September 21, 2014, from 3-6 pm.

“Participants will start at the Society’s Archives and Resource Center in back of the Veterans Memorial Building at 4117 Overland Avenue, check in, receive their tickets and first set of directions,” said Michelle Bernardin, Culver City Historical Society president. “From there, they will have a fun-filled adventure driving from one place to another to receive their next set of clues, learning facts about local history along the way. The final checkpoint will feature tacos, a no-host bar, and a 50/50 raffle for all who attend.”

The cost for this fun-filled adventure is $30 for Culver City Historical Society members; $35 for non-members and $10 for children from 6 to 12 years. Reservations must be pre-paid and all RSVPs and checks (payable to the Culver City Historical Society) must be sent by September 15 and sent to Culver City Historical Society, P.O. Box 3428, Culver City, CA, 90231-3428.

“For safety, groups /cars of more than one person are encouraged,” Bernardin said. The ARC will be open for viewing from 1 to 3 p.m. that day. For questions, call 310-253-6941 or send an email to info@culvercityhistoricalsociety.org.

All proceeds benefit the Culver City Historical Society.

Culver City Historical Society’s Scavenger Hunt/Car Rally

Samitaur Tower free event

Samitaur TowerThe Culver City Historical Society partnered with Samitaur Constructs on a public arts project involving some of our historic images, student artists, and their Samitaur Tower, located near the Culver City EXPO stop, at the corner of Hayden and National.

Student artists from Savannah College of Art and Design and University of New Mexico were given this “canvas” of 10 screens on the Samitaur Tower and asked to explore the question of how does an image make an impact in short amount of time in a non-traditional view (from a car, train). This was an experiment on how to display content to the public, and most of the work was done remotely. The Tower is like no other display system in the world — an amazing opportunity for these students. The students were told to interpret the images, but no manipulation. Our historical images are a part of the 20 minute segment that was created.

Samitaur is planning to run the show on the Tower for about one and a half hours on Thursday evening, July 31, beginning at sunset, around 8pm until 9:30pm. The show runs about 20 minutes, and they will loop it, so it will be viewed about six times.

There are several vantage points to view the project on the Tower — from the bike path, from the EXPO train, from the street. (By all means, stay safe!) Drive by, park and walk, hop on the EXPO and go for a ride!

Kurt Kratchman, from Samitaur, and who moderated the project, will be at the Tower on Thursday evening to answer questions.