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History Series - Heart of the Valley

Post Date:04/03/2019 9:06 AM

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April 3, 2019


Local History Series, “Heart of the Valley”


The City of Santa Maria Public Library is pleased to offer a free local history series, “Heart of the Valley” on the third Saturday of each month. The next series will be held in the Library’s Shepard Hall on April 20th at 10:15 a.m. Thanks to a partnership with local historian Shirley Contreras, the monthly series will feature an expert speaker talking about various aspects of Santa Maria Valley History.

The guest speaker for April is Dawn Goodman, who will be speaking about the extraordinary life of her father, Donald Goodman. Mr. Goodman has the distinction of being a member of Allan Hancock College’s first graduating class in 1930 as well as becoming a bush pilot in Alaska.

The series is designed to educate and delight the public with interesting facts from the past that have shaped Santa Maria and other local areas in the valley. Suggestions for possible speakers are welcomed and encouraged.

The Library’s hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Library is closed on Sunday. The Library is located at 421 South McClelland Street.

Seating is limited and is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Questions may be directed to the Library’s Information Desk, (805) 925-0994 extension 8562. 

Department:                              Public Library

Contact Person:                        Gillian Speicher, Librarian I

Telephone Number:                 (805) 925-0994 extension 2828

E-mail Address:              

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