Local Students Complete Virtual History Internship at Lanterman House

Some local high school students have become the first graduates of the Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation’s Virtual History Internship Program, which trained interns to conduct and record oral history interviews with La Cañada Flintridge residents.
The recorded interviews will be permanently archived in the Lanterman House archives, according to Laura Verlaque, executive director of the foundation.
The program, which was conducted remotely, was open to students in grades 9-12 interested in preserving local history. Interns completed training in research methods, interview techniques, how to process and preserve the interview, and legal and ethical guidelines. They then each chose a member of the community to interview and used a free recording app on their cellphone to record the conversation.
Interviewees came from a wide range of backgrounds and discussed diverse local topics, including education and schools, growing up in LCF, local history and businesses, diversity, politics and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Summer Whites Picnic and Ukulele Rendezvous May 28

Summer Whites Picnic

The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will host its free, second annual Summer Whites Picnic and Ukulele Rendezvous on Sunday, May 28, from noon to 4 p.m. as part of Fiesta Days Weekend at the Lanterman House and Gardens.
The community is invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the gardens beginning at noon. House tours will begin at 1 p.m. Visitors can admire works of local artists and dance to live music in the ballroom. Cookies and lemonade will be provided. Outside the house, there will be a ukulele concert starring the Honey Lulus. Guests are welcome to bring their ukuleles, dress in period clothes and join the fun.
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Lanterman to Host Jewel City Flute Choir

Darrin Thanves, conductor of the Jewel City Flute Choir

The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will once again host the Jewel City Flute Choir for a spring concert in the Lanterman gardens on Saturday, May 20, at 2 p.m. The flute choir is directed by Darrin Thaves, a local conductor and musician who has an extensive background in music.
Thaves is a flute instructor at Cal State Long Beach and plays with the Northwest Sinfonietta. He is an honors graduate of the University of Puget Sound with a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s in flute performance from Cal State Long Beach.
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