Month: February 2019

Native Americans of Topanga Beach, 2/13/19

Topanga Historical Society Quarterly Event Invitation

When: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Where: 1140 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290
7 P.M. Potluck: A now famous tradition. Bring your best dish to share. Organic coffee, tea, lemon water, paper plates, cups, cutlery will be provided.
8 P.M. Presentation: Program begins promptly.

“Native Americans of Topanga Beach”

What was Topanga like 1,000 years ago? Local historian Pablo Capra and archaeologist Chester King share new research recently published in the Messenger Mountain News about a forgotten Native American burial mound that was discovered at Topanga Beach in 1910 and paved over by PCH in 1923. A mysterious world emerges of men with horns, dwarfs, giants, Aztec invasions, and smoking mountains. There are also fascinating stories about the burial mound’s original discoverers: a class of Stanford students, a Wisconsin artifact collector, a Civil War colonel, and a family of squirrels.

You will be able to join or renew your THS membership during the program ($20 for individuals or $30 for families). We deeply appreciate your support! Also, please bring some cash to donate, to help defray our expenses. Come on down and join us for a rollicking evening of history and community. Everyone is welcome. We can’t wait to see you there!!

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