Climb aboard! Alhambra Preservation Group will host its Magical History Tour, a guided tour of some of Alhambra’s most significant architectural treasures with a glimpse behind the curtain of time, on Sunday afternoon, June 23. APG President, Christine Olson, described the planned event as, “a departure from anything we’ve ever done” and promises that the tour will offer “something for everyone—native or newcomer— as, together, we explore little-known aspects of Alhambra’s forgotten history.”
Aboard a chartered luxury motorcoach, tour-goers will travel back in time to 1920s Alhambra. Among the afternoon’s activities will be exclusive tours of two Alhambra Heritage Home Award-winning residences (neither of which has been opened previously for public viewing), as well as visits to other historically significant homes and buildings. Throughout the tour, history will come alive through in-person encounters with some of the historic figures whose influence and accomplishments shaped the development of the entire San Gabriel Valley region.
The Magical History Tour will take place between the hours of noon and 4:00 on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Space will be limited for this exclusive event. The $50 admission will cover the cost of a four-hour tour aboard a comfortable, air conditioned motorcoach, refreshments, opportunities to win prizes and to learn surprising facts about Alhambra’s history and some of the people who made it happen.
“We are excited about this new and different event,” says Olson. “So save the date! We encourage our fellow Alhambrans and all those who enjoy APG’s Historic Home Tours to, ‘Get on Board with Historic Preservation’ by joining us for what we know will be a day of fun, adventure and learning.”
All proceeds from this fundraising event will support the educational mission of Alhambra Preservation Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2003, to ensure that the historical, architectural and cultural resources of Alhambra are identified, protected and celebrated for their contributions to Alhambra’s heritage, economy and environment.
For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Alhambra Preservation Group at (626) 795-3467.
Photo courtesy of Alhambra Preservation Group.