DOWNEY - The Downey Historical Society, located at Apollo Park, will host its annual open house Dec. 11 from 12-3 p.m.The historical society will have several new exhibits to look at, including a poster ad from one of the last movies shown at the Avenue Theatre, and a showcase of photos from the Downey Rose Float Association's first major award in the Tournament of Roses Parade. There is also new shelving in the Newspaper Room, courtesy of Jim Stecklein and his friend Bob, while Dan Horaney worked on the cabinets that hold the high school yearbooks. The Dismukes house next door will also be adorned with traditional Christmas trimmings. A lunch with sandwiches and Christmas cookies will be available for guests. The community is invited.

********** Published: November 25, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 32