January 15, 2011 (Lemon Grove)--In celebration of Women's History Month, the Lemon Grove Historical Society will continue its free "History Alive" lectures series on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in the H. Lee House Cultural Center, 3205 Olive, Lemon Grove. Ashley Gardner, past president of the Women's Museum of California, presents the story of women who helped to build San Diego County in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Gardner will discuss the work of the Women's History Museum and show historical photographs to reveal the accomplishments of often-unsung heroines, who were active in key areas, from urban planning and business, to medicine and politics, to arts and culture in the county. Gardner is a retired television producer, who is currently active in the design of theatrical venues, most recently, the Coronado Playhouse.
"History Alive" is suitable for ages 14 and over. Donations are accepted. Refreshments will follow the presentation. For more information, call 619-460-4353.
Gardner will also be a speaker at an upcoming conference March 4-5 on the "Unsung Women in San Diego's History."