Women and girls pose at a Philomathean Charity Club Inc. social event in the 1950s. Credit: Quinn Research Center.
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On Sunday, June 23 from 2 to 3:30 pm, poet and gardener, Hilda Weiss will lead an intimate tour corresponding with the garden’s summer life cycle. These collective explorations spotlight the benefits of our native plants, the garden’s connection to the Shotgun House and the use of poetry to explore our own connection to place.

During the first half of the event, Hilda will take visitors on a tour of the garden focusing on the selection and care of native plants and how they contribute to the beauty and health of our neighborhoods. After a break for tea and light refreshments, visitors will reconvene inside the Shotgun House for a group reflection on land, poetry, and an exploration our own use of language to connect to place.

Space is limited so register now before the event sells out! Admission is $10 for members and $20 for the general public. Click HERE to become a member.

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Preservation Resource Center
at the Shotgun House

The PRC will be open for free, in-person tours on June 15 and 16, from noon to 2 p.m.
2520 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA
Explore the last intact shotgun house in Santa Monica, which now serves as an award-winning Preservation Resource Center for our community. Built in 1897, the little house features three original rooms where you can explore Santa Monica history and learn about preservation. Look behind the walls and the floor to reveal vintage materials, and see if you can find the one original window in the Shotgun House. learn more →


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