San Diego, CA – Starting at sunset each night, Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23, and Wednesday, August 26, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument will be illuminated with purple and gold lights to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The park will be open until 8:30 p.m. each night for visitors to enjoy the lights, learn about women’s history, and … Continue reading Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates Forward Into Light Event, Old Point Loma Lighthouse to Be Lit with Purple and Gold Lights to Celebrate Women’s History
Commemorating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment When Women Took the Vote By Karen Scanlon “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex…” so goes the text of this celebrated passage. Women’s suffrage ended on August 18, 1920, culminating nearly a century of protest. Though she … Continue reading Notable Women of San Diego
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we have a couple of stories for you to enjoy. This first one was written by Karen Scanlon about Celia A. Sweet. By Karen Scanlon How a young woman from Kansas became San Diego’s first and only federally licensed female bay pilot is a Sweet story. Celia Aileen Rogers migrated west in the late 1800s … Continue reading San Diego’s First Woman Bay Pilot
Every spring, San Diego’s Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) accepts nominations for its annual People in Preservation Awards. This year’s recipient of the coveted Preservation Project of the Year 2020 was awarded to contractor Neil Gardis of ‘Ohana Industries, Ltd., and his team of three — Nick Bliler, Ryan Strack, and Kevin Goodman of San Diego — for the restoration of Point Loma Lighthouse. Read … Continue reading Lighthouse restoration earns SOHO’s prestigious award
Dear Cabrillo National Monument Volunteers, Happy anniversary! On this day, fifty years ago, Congress passed the Volunteers In Parks (VIP) Act, enabling parks all around the country to accept the services of individuals as “volunteers for or in aid of interpretive functions.” Since then, the program has flourished into a rich body of National Park Service mission seekers. All around the country and across borders, … Continue reading Happy 50th Anniversary, VIPs!