Palos Verdes Estates 75th Celebration Features Heritage Days

Palos Verdes Estates 75th Celebration Features Heritage Days


As the City of Palos Verdes Estates continues to celebrate its 75th Anniversary with a variety of events, the Malaga Cove Library Gallery will be having a series of Wednesday evening presentations during the month of October at 7 p.m. featuring the city’s history.  “Heritage Days” will consists of a free month long collection of lectures and an art exhibit commemorating Palos Verdes Estates’ history.

October 1, 2014 – “PVE:  The City That Almost Never Was” will be exploring the issues behind the struggle by Frank Vanderlip Sr after his 1913 purchase, discussing the planned community of Palos Verdes which was inspired by Italian and Spanish architecture.  The new city started with a boom, but after the stock market crash the community fell on hard times.

October 9, 2014 – A piano concert by famed jazz musician David Benoit in Farnham Martin Park will kick off a gala art, wine and cheese reception at the Malaga Cove Library Gallery to introduce “Reflective Perspective: an Art Exhibit of PVE History, Now and Then.”  The exhibit will continue throughout the month.

October 15, 2014 – “PVE Grows: Japanese Agriculture on the Hill.” As many long term residents know, Japanese agriculture was a big part of the landscape of the Peninsula prior to the land development.

October 22, 2014 – “The Dominator: Action, Mystery, and Comedy – The Full Story of a Famous PVE Shipwreck.” Get the real story about our coastal shipwreck.

October 29, 2014 – “PVE Through the Lens of Hollywood.”  This interesting presentation will bring you back to days long gone and their Hollywood connections.

One of the most unique part of “Heritage Days” is a geocaching excursion.  The Heritage Days committee has hidden five caches around the City each with a historical component.  Those wishing to participate in the search, can log on to and download app to get started.

The Malaga Cove Library is located at 2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates.

Photo of Malaga Cove Plaza courtesy of Arvin Design.

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