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Two local authors—history writer Elizabeth Pomeroy, and mystery writer Gay Toltl Kinman will discuss their research methods at the Alhambra Historical Society meeting on Wednesday, January 27 at the Alhambra Masonic Center, 9 West Woodward Avenue, corner of First Street. The social and refreshment part of the meeting begins at 7 p.m. with historical items on display, as well as books by the authors for viewing and purchase. The program will start at 7:30 p.m.

Pomeroy’s books shed new light on Southern California history and nature, specifically with Lost and Found and Lost and Found II which tell about local landmarks such as the Pasadena Playhouse. She has penned biographies such as John Muir in Southern California and on Theodore Payne, an early California native plant advocate.  Pomeroy also founded Many Moons Press in 2000 which has published nine books on Southern California history and nature.


Kinman has written several novels as well as books for children, plays, and short stories—all in the mystery genre. Wolf Castle is a young adult gothic novel set in 1899 at Hearst Castle, with scenes in London, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Both had done extensive research, including the manuscripts and books at The Huntington Library, for their publications but using different approaches in use of the material.

There is ample parking in lighted lots on the north and east side of the building. Everyone

is invited.

For further information about the meeting or the Alhambra Historical Society, please call

626 300 8845.

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