The next Preservation Roundtable will focus on the "urban pioneers" who revitalized Sacramento's central city in the 1970s with their own brand of art, craft, local business and home restoration. Susan Ballew, former Sacramento County Historical Society president, will present a photos of the period, followed by a panel discussion with stained glass artist Mickey Abbey, Suttertown News publisher Tim Holt, and home restorers Bob and Roberta Rakela.
Two new local history books will also be featured: Friends of the McClatchy Library's Memories of McClatchy Library and SCHS's Daisy's Legacy, A Tale of the Progressive era in Sacramento.
Lastly, Roberta Deering, City of Sacramento Preservation Director, will update the group on current preservation projects.
Sacramento's Preservation Roundtable is "a quarterly gathering of local history and historic preservation organizations, intended to share current information on local preservation topics, public policy, events, and plans in progress."
What: Preservation Roundtable: Sacramento's Urban Pioneers, New People in Old Homes
Where: Midtown Village Cafe, 1827 I St., Sacramento
When: Dec. 8, 9 to 12 noon
Cost: free and open to the public
For more info: (916) 202-4815 or Sacramento Old City Association
PHOTO CREDIT: Sacramento Real Food Company, 1500 Q Street, circa 1970. Photograph by Mickey Abbey