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Catalina Museum for Art and History hosts Family Free Day and First Fridays at the Museum Virtual Lecture

Inspire the next generation of museum visitors and bring the whole family together for Catalina Museum for Art & History’s Family Free Day on Sunday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can enjoy the museum’s collection and special exhibitions in addition to a family art project offered in the Hinchliffe Family Atrium from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Up to two adults may each claim a free ticket when accompanied by a visitor age 17 or younger. Four Family Free Days are offered each year; each adult free ticket must be used on the day of the event.

Historian and founder of the Old Hollywood Walking Tour, April Clemmer, traces the origins of Hollywood as part of the February edition of First Fridays at the Museum: Old Hollywood with April Clemmer on Friday, February 4 at 6 p.m. In this virtual representation, April weaves together the events that led to Hollywood being located in a tiny suburb of Los Angeles, originally meant to be a cultured yet rustic retreat for those escaping harsh winters and city life. With detailed research and archival photographs, April illustrates how factors as diverse as a world war to a last-minute lucky guess led to the creation of Hollywood as we know it today, as well as the film industry’s use of Catalina Island to represent exotic locales around the world. This virtual event will take place on Zoom and is free for museum members and $5 for non-members.

Family Free Day is on Sunday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, CA 90704.
First Fridays at the Museum: Old Hollywood with April Clemmer is held virtually on Friday, February 4 from 6 to 7:15 p.m.

For more information on the museum’s calendar of events, visit CatalinaMuseum.org/Calendar.

This article was released by the Catalina Museum for Art & History.