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Monday, November 21, 2016

Altadena Historical Society Offers Black Friday Alternative

Exhibit of Famous and Fascinating Residents Open Friday, Nov. 25, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Thanksgiving is a time when families come together and enjoy good food and good company.

But the day afterwards poses challenges for those who don’t want to go shopping or sit in a movie theater.

Offering a free alternative, the Altadena Historical Society has announced special Friday, Nov. 25 all-day hours to view its new exhibit, “Fifty Famous and Fascinating Altadenans.”

The exhibit features dozens of actors, authors, scientists and sports figures who have lived in–or are current residents of–Altadena. Some of them may be your neighbors today!

The AHS archives and museum will be open Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive, 91001. Parking and entrance are free, while donations are always welcome.

“Altadena’s beauty and independent spirit have always attracted creative and talented people,” said AHS President Jane Brackman, Ph.D. “This exhibit highlights some of them.”

“We hope our friends and neighbors will stop by between 9 and 3 on Friday to enjoy the exhibit and learn some of Altadena’s fascinating history.”

Star-News columnist Larry Wilson said, “[N]ow the Altadena Historical Society is quietly tooting its horn over its past and contemporary celebrities, who include some of the finest thinkers and players and writers around.

“It’s a small show, with interesting write-ups on the famous, and some photographs; still, history buffs should get to it.”

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