My mom, Dora Wieder, was a volunteer at Cabrillo during the 1970’s. She volunteered in the lighthouse dressed in period clothing as part of the Living History program. Here is a photo from the archives at Cabrillo. My mom is the one on the right.
Barbara Jones, who lived in Point Loma, also participated in the lighthouse volunteer effort. In fact she was the coordinator for the volunteer program at Cabrillo, and was responsible for starting the Living History program at the park. As you will read below, the people who volunteered in the lighthouse were all members of the Point Loma Garden Club, including Barbara Jones, Martha Kievit, and Dora Wieder. They also started the Kitchen Garden due to their interest in gardening.
As part of volunteering in the lighthouse, the volunteers baked soda bread and other items, handing out samples to the visitors. The recipes that were used are included here for your enjoyment.
Below are two newspaper articles from the 1970’s describing how the Living History program was started at Cabrillo. The first one is from the Sentinel dated July 3, 1974. Another fact from this first article is that it was written by Alison DaRosa, a former Board of Trustee for the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation.
The second article is also from the Sentinel dated December 21, 1977.
Another Installment of Our Corona Island Experiences
VIP Mary C.
It hasn’t been too bad at home, stepped up my daily walks around the neighborhood, trying new recipes, reading,catching up on DVR shows. It does seem to be a bit isolated, so I talk to some people in the neighborhood asI walk around, met some new neighbors, etc. Getting ready to put my summer garden in and a new lime tree, my roses are beginningto bloom, and of course I have lots of birds at the feeders including the hooded orioles. My old cat Cassiloves to sit in the sun (she is 20.5 years old). Hope to get back out to the park and the VC soon!