Christmas tour of Dismukes House

DOWNEY − The Downey Historical Society will be offering a Christmas tour of the historic Dismukes House on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The home, which was built in 1887, will exhibit what Christmas was like in the 1880’s.

Tours are free and no reservations are necessary. Ramon Najera will have his 1926 Chrysler at the historical society that day for visitors who want to take pictures.

The Dismukes House and historical society are located on the grounds of Apollo Park. For questions, call (562) 862-2777.

Meanwhile, historical society president Bob Thompson issued his president’s message for 2014:

“We have 16 new members this year -- we have received numerous donation items of Downey historical value this year. We are still looking for some people to act as docents this year but all is good, the love of saving Downey history and sharing the Downey Story is going strong.

“With new members and advertisers in our newsletter we have been able to grow. We have presented great programs this past year, from Mayor Guerra, Nick Curry, the Warren High School story, Richard Daggett, Bob Goundley from JPL, Pat Kearns with early Downey members, and lastly historian Larry Latimer, with history of the Rancho.

“If anyone has some ideas for programs for next year, let me know. I am looking forward to 2015 and sharing some more exciting programs that will highlight Downey events.

“Thanks again for a great year!”



Published: Nov. 20, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 32