Explore Long Beach History With Historians From The East 7th Street History Project

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East 7th Street History Project

Are you interested in the history of your neighborhood? Well, if you live in the neighborhoods along the east end of 7th Street then you’re in for a treat. Curious residents will have the opportunity to learn about these neighborhoods, how they developed and the new website devoted to this part of local history at a free seminar this Saturday.

Scholars from the East 7th Street History Project will be joined with community historians to share interesting details of Craftsman Village, North Alamitos Beach and Rose Park. Maureen Neeley and Claudine Burnett, librarians and historians will discuss how the 7th Street area developed in early 1900s.

The East 7th St. History Project Seminar will be held at the Mark Twain Library located at 1401 East Anaheim Street from 12:30pm to 2:30pm on Saturday March 31, 2012. Attendance is free, but there is limited seating so guests are encouraged to arrive early. Please bring a laptop and your library card. The seminar will include a ‘hands-on’ segment where you’ll be able to look on-line about your areas of interest.

The East 7th Street History Project website is being constructed to serve as a repository of information related to the E 7th Street neighborhood area. The website will include a collection of oral histories, historic news articles, maps, census information and more.

For more information email Connect2RosePark@gmail.com or call (562) 219-3526.

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