“25th Anniversary Celebrating the Re-opening of the Hemet Santa Fe Depot and Museum”

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Name: “25th Anniversary Celebrating the Re-opening of the Hemet Santa Fe Depot and Museum”
Date: November 4, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
San Jacinto Valley residents are invited to attend the “25th Anniversary Celebrating the Re-opening of the Hemet Santa Fe Depot and Museum” which will be held on Saturday, November 4 from 10 am to 2 pm. at the Hemet Museum located at the historic Santa Fe Depot at the northwest corner of State St. and Florida in downtown Hemet. No admission will be charged but donations are very much appreciated. Any proceeds from the event will go to support the mission of the Hemet Museum. Donations can be made by visiting www.thehemetmuseum.org or mailing a check to Hemet Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 334, Hemet CA 92546 According to Diane Boss, VP of Programs & Communication, “This will be a chance for community members interested in local history to hear the story of how a group of dedicated individuals came together to “Save Our Station” and keep it from being torn down by Santa Fe Railroad.” It took 10 years of hard work by many individuals, businesses and organizations to restore the Hemet Santa Fe Train Depot to the beautiful building it is today. It’s been 25 years since the restoration of Hemet’s Santa Fe Train Depot and we invite you to help us celebrate! The program for the day will include a series of talks by experts who will be available afterwards to answer any questions: Scheduled Events: · 10.00 to 10:30 Opera House Player Old Time Piano Music – Brian Christie · 10:30 to 11:00 Welcome – Save Our Station Story & 25th Anniversary Ceremony - Linda Krupa, Anne Jennings, Gary Johnson & Chris Forcier · 11:00 to 1:30 Hemet Museum & Depot Tours – Anne Jennings & Brian Christie · 1:30 to 2:00 Opportunity Drawing – Darlene Ramirez Entertainer Rocky Zharp will sing and play his guitar throughout the day Hemet Museum Memberships – Free book with membership – Darlene Ramirez Hemet Third Grade Program Tour Items on Display – Sandy Kasper Complimentary Refreshments on Deck Historical Videos playing in Museum on loop (California Gold’s Huell Howser at Hemet Museum, Co. G 2000 National Guard Reunion, City of Hemet/Santa Fe Depot & Hemet Museum videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZrywXk0O-w) Parking is available in the parking lot between the Hemet Depot and Inez Street and on Front Street across State Street from the Hemet Depot. Disabled parking available in Hemet Museum parking lot. The Hemet Museum, operated entirely by volunteers, presents a panorama of local history in the freight house of Hemet's Historic Santa Fe Depot. The freight house portion of the depot was built in 1898 and is one of the oldest structures in the downtown area. Lovingly restored by Save Our Station, the depot has been Hemet Museum's home since 1998. Regular hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday. The Museum is closed during the entire month of August. For further information, please call: (951) 929.4409. Hemet Heritage Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates the Hemet Museum, presents interesting local history programs at their monthly meetings the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at Memorial Funeral Services in Hemet. The public is invited. Our next meeting and history program will be on Monday, November 13. Gail Barton, granddaughter of Tommy Rawson of Rawson Ranch established in 1888, will present ““As the Twig is Bent so is the Tree Inclined”-- not the story you might expect about the rancher Tommy Rawson… Go to www.thehemetmuseum.org for more information or like the Hemet Museum Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thehistoricalhemetdepot/
Hemet Santa Fe Depot 100 W. Florida Ave. Hemet, CA 92543
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, November 4 10 am to 2 pm
Contact Information:
Diane Boss Hemet Heritage Foundation/Hemet Museum VP Programs & Communication (951) 634-4952
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