2014 Picnic in the Park

2014 Picnic in the Park - Culver City Historical Society

Culver City Historical Society invites you to join us for

Picnic in the Park

Sunday, July 27, 2014

1pm – 4pm

Music * Trivia * Raffle * BBQ * soft drinks and water provided by Santa Maria BBQ

Society members: $25 in advance ($30 at the door)
Non-members: $30
Children age 6-12: $12.50 each

Mail your reservation and check, including names to:
Culver City Historical Society , PO Box 3428, Culver City, CA 90231-3428

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The Creation of Culver City High School and Its First Graduating Class ’53

Culver City High School - Culver City Historical SocietyCan it be 60 plus years since the first class graduated from Culver City High School in 1953? Yes, the class often called “the first class in and the first class out” is the topic for the next general meeting of the Culver City Historical Society on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 7pm in the Rotunda Room at the Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Ave. in Culver City.

Culver City High School - Culver City Historical SocietyA trip down memory lane to the early 1950s in a PowerPoint presentation will illustrate the creation of Culver City High School and how the course was set for it to become one of the foremost schools in the area. There also will be a panel featuring former teachers and administrators from those early times, which will be moderated by Drayton Marsh ’53, who will also describe the beginning of the sports program.

The panel includes:

  • Hank Blunt, teacher at the high school from 1951-1986
  • Dorothy Boyd, office administrator during the 1960s
  • BetteLyle Westbrook, teacher from 1954-1979
  • Robert Johnson, teacher, 1953-1987
  • Dylan Farris, currently principal of Culver City High School

Culver City High School - Culver City Historical SocietyDennis Parish, vice president of programs for the Society, will explain how earlier classes were required to go to Hamilton High as there was no high school in Culver City. The Culver Junior High school class of 1949 went on to create the senior high school one grade at a time until it became the first graduating class in 1953.

Alums and former teachers from that era have been invited to attend and add comments.

All members of the Culver City Historical Society and the public are welcome to enjoy this free program and students are encouraged to attend. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, please call the Society at (310) 253-6941 or inquire by e-mail at info@CulverCityHistoricalSociety.org.

Culver City High School - Culver City Historical Society