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Conservancy Launches New Preservation Next Affinity Group

September 5, 2019

The Santa Monica Conservancy is launching its newest affinity group– Preservation Next– with tours of the 1920s Marion Davies Guest House and a reception.

Preservation Next aims to foster the next generation of preservationists by celebrating the architectural heritage of Santa Monica and promoting widespread understanding and appreciation of the cultural, social, economic and environmental benefits of historic preservation. Group activities will include architectural tours, receptions, lectures and volunteer opportunities. Preservation Next events are reserved for ​those 21-45 years of age. Sign up to stay updated on our upcoming events.

The Preservation Next Launch Event will offer tours between 2:30-3 pm of the Guest House, one of the last remaining pieces of the estate built by William Randolph Hearst for actress Marion Davies. It was designed by legendary California architect Julia Morgan and is a historical landmark. From 3-4:30pm,  appetizers and drinks will be provided at Back on the Beach Cafe. The event is free.

A limited number of Park & Pay parking spots are available at the Annenberg Community Beach House, but use of public transportation and ride sharing services is encouraged.


Photo: Annenberg Community Beach House


Photo: Back on the Beach Cafe

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