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 November 25, 2011 (Lemon Grove)-- Lemon Grove will kick off the Holiday Season with the 14th Annual Community Bonfire, Friday, December 2 from 6--8 p.m. at Civic Center Park. The celebration features games, face painting, laser tag, live music and horse-drawn carriage rides. This family event is free, and features an Open House at the Parsonage Museum and H. Lee House. Free Refreshments are available.

Lemon Grove dates from 1892. The town emerged during the “second gold rush,” the rise of California’s citrus industry, which was facilitated by the 1849 Gold Rush, the breakup of the Mexican ranchos in Alta California, and the advent of statehood for California in 1850. Land speculators poured into California, lured by the exquisite climate, five growing seasons, and the possibilities for success in agriculture and business. Lemon Grove became home to farmers from the East and Midwest, whose descendants live on; in the community to this day.

Open House at the Parsonage Museum and H. Lee House:The public is invited to visit beautiful City Center Park in midtown Lemon Grove, home of The Sister Museums -- the 1897 Victorian Parsonage Museum and the 1928 Tudor Revival H. Lee House. The Parsonage Museum, 3185 Olive, is located in Lemon Grove’s first church, a redwood Folk Victorian built in 1897. The museum stands in Civic Center Park opposite the 1928 H. Lee House Cultural Center, a Tudor Revival style of architecture that is the site of concerts, lectures, and classes.

The H. Lee House is a historic house now used as a museum, exhibit hall and event hall by the Lemon Grove Historical Society.




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