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August 1, 1993 | NANCY KAPITANOFF, Nancy Kapitanoff writes regularly about art for The Times.
The lore of the Old West often credits the likes of Wyatt Earp for bringing propriety to lawless towns. Others attribute that arduous feat to Fred Harvey. Harvey's taming of the West did not involve a gunfight at high noon. The English-born businessman brought fine food and comfortable, attractive hotels to the towns along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad, not to mention the Harvey Girls, the renowned waitresses.
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August 12, 1993
The Santa Monica Heritage Museum is building a "Wall of Community Support" to raise funds for its programming. The nonprofit organization plans to construct a brick wall that will include permanent inscriptions of names and businesses that support the museum. A single inscribed brick is $30 and four bricks can be purchased for $100. To receive a brick order form, call (310) 392-8537.
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NEWS
April 10, 1986
Betty Ann Brown has been named director of the Santa Monica Heritage Museum. Brown was an administrator at USC, where she founded the Visual Arts Program of Continuing Education and developed a course on the history and culture of Los Angeles. She received her doctorate in 1977 and has published works on the history and culture of Latin America and the contemporary arts of Los Angeles. The Santa Monica Heritage Museum is a multidisciplinary community museum in an 1894 Santa Monica home.
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August 1, 1993 | NANCY KAPITANOFF, Nancy Kapitanoff writes regularly about art for The Times.
The lore of the Old West often credits the likes of Wyatt Earp for bringing propriety to lawless towns. Others attribute that arduous feat to Fred Harvey. Harvey's taming of the West did not involve a gunfight at high noon. The English-born businessman brought fine food and comfortable, attractive hotels to the towns along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad, not to mention the Harvey Girls, the renowned waitresses.
NEWS
August 12, 1993
The Santa Monica Heritage Museum is building a "Wall of Community Support" to raise funds for its programming. The nonprofit organization plans to construct a brick wall that will include permanent inscriptions of names and businesses that support the museum. A single inscribed brick is $30 and four bricks can be purchased for $100. To receive a brick order form, call (310) 392-8537.
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October 21, 1990 | Barbara Thornburg
When baby boomers were kids, a well-decorated, middle-class ranch house in Southern California wasn't complete without a touch of the Wild West: a wagon-wheel sofa or maybe bunk beds with cowboy-and-Indian-patterned spreads. This faux cowboy chic has long been considered kitsch. But now collectors and historians are re-evaluating the style and--hold on to your hat, Roy Rogers--ranking a few California Rancho pieces with Craftsman collectibles.
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December 29, 1991 | LINDA FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Betty Mott was brought up to cherish things from the past. Mott is a founder of the Santa Monica Heritage Museum, and every other Sunday she takes people on tours of the museum, one of Santa Monica's original houses. "We wanted it to be a living museum, so that's why each room in the house represents a different era right down to the last detail. We change the pottery and glasses in the dining room, and the top floor has a new exhibit several times a year," she said.
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December 8, 1991 | DAVID COLKER, David Colker is a staff writer
The Santa Monica Heritage Museum is having an antique car show. But this museum, which is on the second floor of a restored Victorian house in the city's Ocean Park section, is small and so are the cars. "Isn't this beautiful?" asked museum director Tobi Smith as she leaned down to point out the detail work in a 1934 Chrysler Airflow. The car was only a few inches high and made entirely of rubber.
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February 19, 1993 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Santa Monica Heritage Museum resides in an 1890s American Colonial Revival style house, the bottom floor of which is devoted to replicating the furnishings and appointments of that era. It's easy to imagine the antique rockers in the sitting room being peopled by gentlefolk from that time. It's equally easy to imagine them recoiling from the sound coming from the floor above.
NEWS
September 19, 1985
Doris Sosin has been named executive director of the Santa Monica Heritage Square Museum, 2612 Main St. The museum features a series of restored period rooms, a library, an oral history file and a collection of historical photographs.
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February 19, 1993 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Santa Monica Heritage Museum resides in an 1890s American Colonial Revival style house, the bottom floor of which is devoted to replicating the furnishings and appointments of that era. It's easy to imagine the antique rockers in the sitting room being peopled by gentlefolk from that time. It's equally easy to imagine them recoiling from the sound coming from the floor above.
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January 14, 1992 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Santa Monica Heritage Museum is having an antique car show. But this museum, which is on the second floor of a restored Victorian house in the city's Ocean Park section, is small, and so are the cars. "Isn't this beautiful?" asked museum director Tobi Smith as she leaned down to point out the detail work on a 1934 Chrysler Airflow. The car was only a few inches high and made entirely of rubber.
NEWS
December 29, 1991 | LINDA FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Betty Mott was brought up to cherish things from the past. Mott is a founder of the Santa Monica Heritage Museum, and every other Sunday she takes people on tours of the museum, one of Santa Monica's original houses. "We wanted it to be a living museum, so that's why each room in the house represents a different era right down to the last detail. We change the pottery and glasses in the dining room, and the top floor has a new exhibit several times a year," she said.
MAGAZINE
October 21, 1990 | Barbara Thornburg
When baby boomers were kids, a well-decorated, middle-class ranch house in Southern California wasn't complete without a touch of the Wild West: a wagon-wheel sofa or maybe bunk beds with cowboy-and-Indian-patterned spreads. This faux cowboy chic has long been considered kitsch. But now collectors and historians are re-evaluating the style and--hold on to your hat, Roy Rogers--ranking a few California Rancho pieces with Craftsman collectibles.
NEWS
April 10, 1986
Betty Ann Brown has been named director of the Santa Monica Heritage Museum. Brown was an administrator at USC, where she founded the Visual Arts Program of Continuing Education and developed a course on the history and culture of Los Angeles. She received her doctorate in 1977 and has published works on the history and culture of Latin America and the contemporary arts of Los Angeles. The Santa Monica Heritage Museum is a multidisciplinary community museum in an 1894 Santa Monica home.
NEWS
July 2, 1987
Two Westside arts groups have been selected to receive national-state-county partnership grants, according to Supervisor Deane Dana. The Westside Arts Center will receive $4,500 for six children's performances and the Santa Monica Heritage Museum will receive $2,500 to hire a part-time staff member to organize its photo archives. Countywide, 22 groups will receive a total of $85,000. The grant funds are provided by the county, the National Endowment of the Arts and the California Art Council.
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