Museum Events

California’s Other Tradition: The Anglo/Norman Architecture of Hollywood’s Secret Hideaways

Video presentation with Diane Wilk, AIA, September 29th
During this video presentation, Diane will explore the architecture of this area starting with a mention of the Native people that populated the mountains for thousands of years, the Victorian rustic architecture of the turn-of-the-century, and the architecture of the 1920s and its legacy up to the present day. The talk will focus primarily on the mountain community of Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. Architectural examples will include the world’s first A-frame by Rudolf Schindler, several projects by Paul Revere Williams, a cabin by Lloyd Wright, Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Hut,” Clark Gable’s hideaway, Shirley Temple’s hunting lodge, and many, many other celebrity hangouts. Join Diane Wilk, AIA as she explores the architecture of her childhood summers on the lake. The talk will end with discussion of the design of her Arrowhead home and how it was inspired by the rich history of this hidden locale just outside of Los Angeles. This Video was originally shown by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia Chapter, in January of 2012 via Zoom. Now we are able to view as a group with Diane Wilk on hand to answer questions.

Date/Time: Thursday September 29, 2022. Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Mountain History Museum
27176 Peninsula Drive, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

No Ticket Needed – Donations Welcomed
Questions: email or call Marilyn Mays (310)614-9415
Parking is limited, please carpool when possible.

Tunnel Tours – Current Members Only

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Thanksgiving Weekend Opening: Friday – Sunday, November 25th – 27th.

Holiday Dinner – December 3, 2022, Lake Arrowhead Resort

Roaring into the 1920s

“Arlington Mountain Lodge” Lake Arrowhead’s First Elegant Lodge

For the Holidays, the Rim of the World Historical Society is bringing 1923 to life with photos, music, and spirit!

December 3, 2022

Lake Arrowhead Resort (Location of the Original Arlington Mountain Lodge)

Cocktail Hour 6:00 P.M. (keep it quiet, remember prohibition)

Plated Dinner: 7:00 P.M.

Music, Entertainment, Dancing

Featuring Steve Valentine demonstrating dances of the 1920s

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