The Costa Mesa Historical Society is pleased to announce that author Chris Epting, will be our speaker on Sunday April 15, 2018 . with a presentation on his book "Teddy Roosevelt in California".
In honor of the 115th anniversary of the 1903 “Camping trip that changed America,” author Chris Epting has greatly expanded his popular presentation on the Yosemite outing taken by Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir. Epting’s best-selling book, “Teddy Roosevelt in California” serves as the basis for the presentation and copies will be available for purchase and signing.
That fateful three-day trip helped to shape the destiny of Yosemite and the National Park system and Included will be little-known stories, many never-before seen images, and the only known film footage of Roosevelt from this mythical nine-week trip that he took out west.
Chris Epting is an award-winning journalist and the author of 30 books on travel, music, pop culture and local history. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post among many other outlets and speaks about history all around the country on a regular basis. He is also the executive producer and co-host of the upcoming Reelz TV documentary series, “It Happened Here.
So come bring a friend and learn about "the whistle stop tour that changed America!
Seating is limited, for RESERVATIONS call (949) 631-5918. Doors open at 2:00, program at 2:30. Free admission and refreshments. We are located at 1870 Anaheim Ave. northwest corner of the Lions Park complex. Visit www.costamesahistory.org or go to facebook/costa mesa historical society for more information.
Note: Due to construction, entry to parking lot must be made from Park Ave.