Next Board Meeting / Saturday, September 17, at 10 am
San Marcos Historical Society(link)
1952 Sycamore Dr.
San Marcos, CA
(760) 744-9025

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News & Events

Bi-National Effort Kicks Off to Receive UNESCO World Heritage Status for El Camino Real de las Californias
El Camino Real de las Californias UNESCO Nomination Project press conference held at the historic San Diego Presidio site on October 20, 2015. (From left to right) Honorary Consul of Spain María Ángeles O’Donnell-Olson; CMF Executive Director David A. Bolton; CMF Chairman Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA; CAREM President Hernán Ibañez; CAREM Executive Director Zella Ibañez; and INAH B.C. Delegate Julia Bendímez.

SAN DIEGO, CA – On the site of the original Presidio in San Diego, two leading organizations dedicated to historic preservation in their respective countries announced a Bi-National Initiative to work toward earning an UNESCO World Heritage Nomination for El Camino Real de las Californias   more… ( Link to Press Release via CAREM website )

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Great Conference


The Congress of History would like to extend a thank you to Oasis for hosting our annual event and to all the wonderful speakers who made this come together.

Looking forward to our next conference in 2017.

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Conference is Today


Our annual conference starts today at Oasis in Mission Valley.
Public is welcome to attend and link below is our program for the conference.

COH Program 2016 Scoundrels Program

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Scandals & Scoundrels

Conference This Week

2016 Congress of History Conference “Scandals & Scoundrels” this week  ( Friday March 4 and Saturday March 5 ).

Time: 10 am Doors Open

Where: Oasis Mission Valley

San Diego Location

1702 Camino del Rio NorthClick on Map to Enlarge
San Diego, CA 92108
Third floor of Macy’s in Mission Valley Mall
(619) 881-6262
Travel Desk:
(619) 881-6263

Register : Click Here

More info on our Website: Click Here

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A Great Meeting

Congress of History would like to thank the Lemon Grove Historical Museum for hosting our final meeting till our 2016 Conference to be held Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the OASIS San Diego FacilityMission Valley Shopping Mall, 1702 Camino del Rio North (off Hwy. 8), in San Diego, CA 92108, on the third floor of Macy’s (the Macy’s clothing store, on the southeast corner of the mall, off Camino del Rio North). Lots of free, off-street parking is next to the store.


The COH members took in the Parsonage Museum and then a walk down to view the historical mural located at the rear of the Grove Bakery and Pastry shop.


Mural at rear of bakery

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Next Meeting and Thank You

The COH would like to extend a thank you to the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum for a wonderful outing. Do take in this wonderful organization if ever out near Campo.

We will meet again at the H. Lee House in Lemon Grove on February 20 at 10 am.
Lemon Grove Historical Society
3185 Olive St, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
(619) 460-4353

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Additional Info for this Saturday’s Meeting

cropped-toplogoHi! I was so happy to note, in Adelantethat your January BOD meeting will be held on the grounds of our wonderful LIving-History & Train-Operation Center at Campo on Saturday!

Unfortunately, I am scheduled to work on the train crew on the following day (on the 17th) so will miss seeing your group.

You commented that there were no eating facilities nearby. In fact, the “Café ‘B’ ” is east of the museum on Sheridan Rd.; it has good custom sandwiches, etc. Also there’s a Subway shop located at the Circle K service station complex at Cameron Corners, on Highway 94 about 1½ miles east of the museum at Buckman Springs Rd.

Also, our Campo depot is light on snacks but has a LARGE selection of beverages and ice cream for sale in the gift store.

When you visit our exhibits, inside our Display Building, be sure to go up into the cab of the 2353 steam locomotive (accessible via a stairway on the backside of the locomotive, next to the Spreckels’ Business Car). Also, please tour our grand old 1926 Café-Observation car “AT & SF No. 1509.”

The afternoon “Golden State” old-time passenger train goes down the mountain to Tunnel 4 and the Lower Campo Creek bridge (and return).  Boarding will begin about 2:15 at the depot and will depart promptly at 2:30 p.m. 

The weather is expected to be partly sunny and cool, so your people should dress accordingly. Encourage them to visit the restrooms prior to boarding, as there are nofacilities on the train.

In 2019, our museum is planning a special event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the San Diego & Arizona Railway (NOT SD & AE; that came later).

Sorry I’m going to miss you this Saturday! Enjoy the outing!

Dick Pennick, PSRMA Media Coordinator (retired).

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