Celebrate Women’s History Month with Julia Morgan’s Legacy at the Annenberg Community Beach House

Morgan was California’s first licensed female architect who designed over 700 projects

February 27, 2019

Celebrate Women’s History Month with Julia Morgan’s Legacy at the Annenberg Community Beach House

WHEN: Julia Morgan Legacy Event | Sunday, March 3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Julia Morgan Legacy Talk | Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

WHERE: Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402 | Parking is $3 per hour, $8 per day.  

WHAT: Join the Santa Monica Conservancy in a special commemoration of architect Julia Morgan. Morgan was California’s first licensed female architect who designed over 700 projects and collaborated with William Randolph Hearst on the Hearst Castle and designed the guest house and pool at the Annenberg Community Beach House.  

Julia Morgan Legacy Event – register here to attend

On Sunday, March 3, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Laura Sorvetti, Reference Archivist at Cal Poly's Special Collections and Archives will give a talk introducing the Morgan collections, share fascinating materials discovered in her research, and describe recent projects that open the collection to a larger audience in the digital era. Then tour the Guest House and pool from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. with docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy who will provide insights into Morgan’s life and pioneering work.  

Julia Morgan Legacy Talk – register here to attend

On Tuesday, March 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Beach=Culture presents the Julia Morgan Legacy Talk, an annual discussion on women in public practice. This year we welcome architect Angela Brooks, artists Deborah Aschheim and Susan Narduli, Santa Monica City public art supervisor Chris Guerra, and historic preservation planner Stephanie Reich. They join moderator and City Architect Rebecca Abano to discuss Julia Morgan's pioneering achievements in the context of present-day issues of equity in architecture and design. 

About the Annenberg Community Beach House:  

The Beach House is made possible by a generous gift from the Annenberg Foundation, at the direction of Wallis Annenberg, and in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and California State Parks. Additional funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. The Annenberg Community Beach House is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. For disability-related accommodations, please call Guest Services at 310-458-4904. The Annenberg Community Beach House at Santa Monica State Beach is operated by the City of Santa Monica. For more information about the Annenberg Community Beach House, visit www.annenbergbeachhouse.com.   


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