Monday, April 11, 2011

Chula Vista Historic Home Tour on Saturday, 30 April

Chula Vista's 100th Year Anniversary of incorporation of the city is in 2011. The Chula Vista Centennial website is at  One of the major activities is the Historic Home Tour and Street Fair on Satyurday, 30 April from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Five homes will be on tour, along with our popular “Tea in the Garden.” There will be an old-fashioned street fair, vintage autos, a horse and carriage, costumers in period dress, cultural entertainment, raffles, and unique items for sale. The tour will include houses from 1896 to 1995, encompassing almost a hundred years. For more information and to buy tickets:
The Chula Vista Genealogical Society will have a booth located in the yard of the home at 344 Hilltop Drive. We will display memorabilia and history of our society, pictures and bios of our honorees, CVGS member, Mrs. Mary Nelson, and Mr. Roy Peters, husband of CVGS member Margaret Peters. Mary and Roy were born in Chula Vista over 80 years ago. Mary will be at the booth from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to share her experience about growing up in Chula Vista and to answer questions. Mary’s ancestors and Roy’s ancestors have played an important role in the development and history of Chula Vista. The biography and pictures of Ann Hedenkamp, mother of CVGS member Eleanor Hedenkamp will be displayed. Ann was very well known in Chula Vista over the past sixty years, and the Hedenkamp Elementary School is named in honor of Ann and her husband, William. Other interesting items will be displayed and genealogical items will be sold at the CVGS booth.

The Home Tour and Fair will have vintage autos, including Model A’s, on view at each of the five historical homes on Hilltop Drive and at the Chula Vista Heritage Museum. A vintage horse drawn carriage will be available for rides. A trolley will furnish transportation from the Chula Vista Heritage Museum, 360 Third Avenue to and from the Fair route on Hilltop.

Refreshments and a place to rest will be provided to all CVGS members attending the fair. The picnic venue will be located at the Starkey House (21 F Street). Period dress is encouraged. Ruth Himan can be contacted for hats, parasols, and dress. Top hats are available for under 20 dollars for the men to "walk" the ladies. A simple suit, overcoat, etc would work fine for men. If you wish to reserve "dress" with Ruth ---it will be first come - first served. So call soon  619-934-0971.  There will be dressers at Ruth's address on the morning of April 30th to help with dress, hair, or make-up,  if desired.

This is an opportunity for a family fun day where family members of all ages to learn more about our society, its members, and Chula Vista history.

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