Riford Library to host reception and tour Jan. 8

The old La Jolla Reading Room, as it appeared in 1898. Courtesy Photo

Event to showcase La Jolla history, History Room’s permanent archives

The La Jolla Riford Branch Library is presenting a gallery tour and reception highlighting its exhibition, “Our Town: Its History,” 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 8 in the library’s gallery space.

The free tour, led by volunteers from the library’s second-floor history room, will include stories and historical information coinciding with the exhibition, which highlights one of the library’s least known yet indispensable repository of local information, the History Room. The exhibit includes photos, 19th century scrapbooks, posters, census returns, books and periodicals relating to the history of La Jolla, San Diego and the western United States.

“The study of local history has been a source of enjoyment to me, coloring my walks in the neighborhood with a sense of continuity across many generations, offering a tangible context for larger historical events,” said Darryl Templer, one of the History Room’s first volunteers.

Light refreshments will be served during the tour. The History Room, located at 7555 Draper Avenue, is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call (858) 552-1657 or visit lajollalibrary.org.

–Staff Reports

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Posted by Pat Sherman on Jan 4, 2012. Filed under A & E, Community, Events. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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