Coronado Historical Society Executive Director Janet Francis was this week’s guest speaker.

Brad Gerbel (left) introduced Katelynn Estrada and Janet Francis of CHA. President Jim Zoll on right.

Janet shared so much about Coronado’s lovely history and how the historical society is party of keeping records and sharing with the community. The city has had many changes …that have impacted life in Coronado and all preserved at the museum…the bridge, Hotel Del Coronado, tent city, train, and of course the military. The names synonymous with Coronado: Spreckels, Babcock and Story all creating the rich history of this little resort community.
CHA moved into the Marcos/Tent City building in 1999.  The museum is supported by the city and as part of that support and mission is their continuing “enhancing the essence of Coronado’s history.” The museum maintains a professional archive of many artifacts  from Coronado’s past.
Our own Optimist member, Katelynn Estrada, who also works at CHA handling membership and education, invited all to attend the museum’s Wine and Lecture series at the museum as well as going into all 3rd grade classrooms to teach the kids about Coronado History.