Golden Anniversary

Last month the Poway Historical and Memorial Society celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. The society of volunteers has been dedicated to preserving Poway’s artifacts and history since 1964. Anniversary festivities included guest speakers, entertainment, a special menu at the adjacent Hamburger Factory, and special exhibits throughout the museum. Other local organizations helped with the festivities – representatives from the National Charity League and two rodeo queens greeted guests, and the Poway Woman’s Club provided the anniversary cake. Guest speakers included Vince Rossi and Richard Lederer. A huge rummage sale of vintage and modern finds cleared over $1,000 for the society. Children got to experience nineteenth-century school life in the museum’s recreation of a 1895 one-room school, with teachers dressed accordingly. Antique cars and beautiful costumes added to the day’s celebratory atmosphere.