2023 Conference Speakers Schedule

Friday, February 24, 2023

9:00-9:15 Conference Opens
COH President’s Greeting • Conference Chairperson Introduction

9:15-9:45 Richard Carrico
San Diego’s First Fiestas, Pow Wows, and Gatherings: Thousands of Years of Celebrations.

9:45-10:15 Aditi Worcester
Coming Together to Find the Facts: The Historic Vital Records Collection at the County Archives.

10:15-10:30 Break: Visit Organizations, Vendors, and Authors.

10:30-11:00 Evelyn Barandiaran,
Portuguese Historical Center
AFesta do Espirito Sano Brings Together the Region’s Portuguese Community, and more!

11:00-11:30 Nancy Carol Carter
Four Days of Pageantry: Groundbreaking for the 1915 Exposition.

11:30-12:00 Jim Price and Bruce Semelsberger
Celebration of the San Diego & Arizona Railroad: 1919 and the Centennial in 2019.

12:00-1:30 Lunch on your own: Visit with Friends, Organizations, Vendors

1:30-2:00 Russell Low
The All-American Crew: World War II Brought Them Together, Dedication to Country Made Them a Team.

2:00-2:30 Louise Torio
Dia de los Muertos in Sherman Heights: Community Coalescence via Culture.

2:30-3:15 Eric Duval
The “Tail” of the Ocean Beach Kite Festival.

3:15-3:45 Before your leave:
Buy books, visit Organizations, Vendors, and Authors

Saturday, February 25, 2023

9:00-9:15 Conference Day 2 Opens
COH President’s Greeting • Conference Chairs Welcomes

9:15-9:45 Jack Larimer
Days of ’49: How Fundraising Veterans Put Vista on the Map

9:45-10:15 Diana Lindsay
Coming Together to Create the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

10:15-10:30 Break: Visit Organizations, Vendors, and Authors

10:30-11:00 Alexander D. Bevil
When Hollywood Came to My Neighborhood: Opening Day at the Clairemont Theatre, June 29, 1965.

11:00-11:30 Susan Walter
The Earthquake That Brought Us Together.

11:30-12:00 Bill NcNaughton
The Day the Missing Grapes Returned to North County: Reviving the Grape Day Festival for a Third Time!

12:00-12:15 Conference Close
Invitation to attend the May 20, 2023 Congress of History Board Meeting to discuss the future of the organization.

12:15-12:30 Before your leave:
Buy books, visit Organizations, Vendors, and Authors

One response to “2023 Conference Speakers Schedule”

  1. Thank you for sending ths. As or local PHC did not seem to have this, I will send the link to Evelyn Barandiaran at the San Diego PHC so they can post and/or distribute it.

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