Speaker's Series

Hosted at the RB History Museum located at the Bernardo Winery
13330 Paseo del Verano Norte
San Diego, California 92128

Upcoming Speakers

To Be Presented
October 12 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Rediscovering the Historic Mira Mar Restaurant and Hotel

Annemarie Cox, Archaeologist

Veteran archaeologist and anthropologist Annemarie Cox will tell us how archaeologists do their work in the field and in the laboratory. Her presentation will include photos and 3D images of artifacts recovered during the Mira Mar Hotel project.

The Mira Mar Restaurant in Oceanside was originally built in 1887 as the Couts family home. First converted to a restaurant in the 1930s, it expanded over the decades to include a hotel, coffee shop and nautical-themed bar. It was a popular stop with locals and travelers along the coast road between San Diego and Los Angeles.

For more information call 858-775-5788

Recent Speakers

Presented
September 14 at 11:00 a.m.

 

The History of Indian Gaming

Ethan Banagas, Instructor Cuyamaca College

Ethan Banegas is a history instructor at Cuyamaca College and coordinator of the Kumeyaay Studies Program there

“San Diego County has the largest concentration of Indian casinos in the United States,” Banegas says. “Gaming has allowed Indian tribes to pursue greater self-determination, meaning that Indian tribal governments can conduct their own affairs.”

Banegas will describe the political climate that allowed the courts to favor Indian gaming. He will also describe the shared history of the Barona, Sycuan and Viejas casinos.

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Presented August 10th

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The La Jolla Atlas and Map Musuem

Richard Cloward, Museum Director

Mr Cloward discussed the Museum’s goal which is to create an awareness and appreciation for the geography, history, politics, and artistic beauty of antique collectible maps and atlases. You will find a new appreciation for these splendid works of intellect and creativity which inform us so richly about the history of our world and those who explored and mapped it.

Presented
June 8th 2019

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10,000 Years: Prehistory of the San Diego Region
Cindy Stankowski

Cindy Stankowski is the Executive Director of the San Diego Archaeological Center, a museum and curation facility for artifacts recovered from sites throughout San Diego County.

 Many people think that the history of San Diego County began in 1769 when the missionaries arrived,” Stankowski says.

 “She stated, people have lived in the region for over 10,000 years and left behind artifacts that tell the  story of their lives. I especially appreciate archaeology for informing us about the past and  the people who lived before we were here.  Artifacts tell the story of people who are underrepresented in oral and written history.”

For more information call 858-775-5788

Presented
May 18th 2019

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The Mexican War – How it Shaped Two Nations
Blaine Davies

California and the southwest United States became U.S. territory following the Mexican War. Our speaker Blaine Davies explores the causes, the battles, and the aftermath of the Mexican War. Blaine Davies holds a master’s degree in history from Boise State University.

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Presented
April 13th 2019

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The Kings Highway
Max Kurillo

California’s El Camino Real and Its Historic Bells traces the history, development and preservation of this historic West Coast transportation corridor. Max Kurillo is a San Diego based historian with a passion for the Spanish missions of California. He has written several books on the topic.

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Presented
March 11, 2019

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Rancho Bernardo Study of Healthy Aging
Linda McAvoy and Gail McLaughlin

Electronic archiving of the Rancho Bernardo Study of healthy aging, a cohort study that has followed individuals over more than 40 years, from middle-age to late old age, obtaining a rich set of health, behavioral and cognitive data, will ensure that this unique scientific resource remains available for current and Electronic archiving of the Rancho Bernardo Study of healthy aging, a cohort study that has followed individuals over more than 40 years, from middle-age to late old age, obtaining a rich set of health, behavioral and cognitive data, will ensure that this unique scientific resource remains available for current and future audiences.

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Presented
February 9th, 2019

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The History of the Bernardo Winery
Ross Rizzo Jr.

Our February speaker,  Ross Rizzo Jr. – is President and Winemaker of the Bernardo Winery. He talked about the History of the Bernardo Winery which has been owned by the Rizzo family since 1927.

For more information call 858-775-5788

 

Presented
January 12, 2019

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Prayer and Politics: The Hawaiian Revolution
Dr. Sandra Bonura

Dr. Bonura gave a presentation about “Prayer and Politics: The Hawaiian Revolution and the American Teachers Caught in the Middle.”

Ms. Bonura lives in Southern California and teaches in higher education. She is deeply interested in education, history and Hawaiʻi. She is a lecturer on the importance of using a multitude of primary sources to gain perspectives on historical events. She provided a unique viewpoint in a documentary about Queen Lili`uokalani and her involvement in the education of Hawaiian children in the 19th century.

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Past Programs from Previous Years

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