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Cinco de Mayo: a US Civil War Era Holiday {Scroll Down for Description}

La Senora Research Institute

Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM (PDT)

Cinco de Mayo: a US Civil War Era Holiday {Scroll Down...

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9:45 a.m. Volunteers at Event
Meet at sign in tables to get assignments for the day
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10:00 a.m.Cinco de Mayo Lecture in English
Dr. David Hayes Bautista - Cinco de Mayo
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10:30 Cinco de Mayo Lecture in Spanish
Dr. David Hayes-Bautista - Cinco de Mayo
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10:50 a.m. Children of lecture attendees 5-10 games
Available to parents attending 11:00 lecture - Pls send email to events@lasenora.org advising the ages of the children. If your child is attentive you may register the child to attend the 11:30 lecture with the teens and their parents.
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11:00 Cinco de Mayo Lecture for Meetup Groups   more info 9 Tickets Ended Free  
11:00 Cinco de Mayo Lecture for Gen Public Guests Only
Dr. David Hayes Bautista
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11:00 Botanical Gardens
Available for those signed up for education program lectures.
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11:10 2nd Group Volunteers Training
Meet by pool at fountain end. Training for event docents
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11:25 Cinco de Mayo Lecture for families
Dr. David Hayes Bautista - Cinco de Mayo If you have younger children who are attentive they may be signed up for this lecture and you may choose to come to this lecture with them instead of an earlier time.
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11:30 am Intro to Rancho Era Lecture   more info 12 Tickets Ended Free  
11:30 Botanical Gardens Tour
Available to those signed up for education program lectures.
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1:15 pm. Tour to Rancho Era Cemetery
Ernest Marquez and Rancho Descendants
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Donations Accepted 97 Tickets Ended
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The true story of the Cinco de Mayo Holiday bears little resemblance to today's celebrations viewed by many as a Mexican Holiday.  

Cinco de Mayo is a U.S. Holiday paying tribute to the two flags of the U.S. and Mexico which flew together at all early annual celebrations of this achievement.   In the 1800s the photos on stage and the Holiday speeches were dedicated equally between Lincoln and the Mexican war heroes.

Learn the well documented story of the Californio Juntas who fought a U.S. Civil War battle on multiple fronts -- fighting with the North against the Confederacy; fighting with Juarez against the French; and marshaling California forces to prevent the division of California into two states (divided at the Mason Dixon Line) with Southern California becoming a slave state. Learn about the fundraising technique the Californios used to buy arms, uniforms and send soldiers forth to battle in the name of the preservation of freedom for its citizens. Dr. David Hayes-Bautista, Executive Director of the UC Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture will be giving a series of 20 minute lectures from 10 a.m. until noon.  Copies of the University of California Press book "Cinco de Mayo" will be available for signing by the author.

Dr. Hayes-Bautista will speak in the theater in English  at 10 and 11 ; His 10:30 a.m. lecture will be in Spanish. He will give a talk for youth at 11:25 that will not have any Q&A as he must leave at 11:45.His senior researcher will remain to answer questions and possibly give another talk in English at noon.

Historian Ernest Marquez will speak in the Main Salon at 10:30 and 11:30 as a descendant of Rancho Boca de Santa Monica and will introduce yuu to the  Mexican Rancho Era, then transfer you to the Chapel where you will learn about "Birth, Death, Religion on a Mexican Rancho."

Docents will be conducting tours of the historic Mojica Hacienda Botanical gardens from 10:30-1:00 for participants signed up for the lecture education programs only.. 

Desserts and Mexican games for the children will be going on from 11:00-1

A tour of the Rancho Era Cemetery will take place at 1:15 pm. 

 Families with children too young to sit still for a 20 minute lecture can come for the 11:00 talk as we'll have volunteers helping with the children playing Mexican games .The 11:25 talk is for families with children old enough to be attentive.   Refreshments will include typical Mexican desserts and soft drinks. This free to the public event is sponsored in part by The Squid and Squash Foundation bringing Rancho Era education to the families of our comm

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La Senora Research Institute
565 Dryad Road
Santa Monica, CA 90402

Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM (PDT)


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La Senora Research Institute

La Senora  reconnects our community to its history via interactive, historically accurate and intriguing educational programs.   Our programs are designed to encompass all age and demographic groups, including significant outreach to low income and minority communities.  La Senora also opens its doors and resources, enticing the diverse elements of the historical community into collaborative endeavors.

Our anthropological layers allow us to unearth the changes each Era has brought to one small Mexican Rancho. In the early 19th Century our focus narrows to an artistic and social mecca -- a single Hacienda built on what was once Rancho land.   Our Institute is housed in a 1920's era Hacienda that was the residence of a series of "Old Hollywood" Legends; built by one of Edison’s Three Tenors, Jose Mojica’s Music Salon is the site of our chamber music; the 1930-40's  brought the Hacienda Anita Loos' Santa Monica Canyon Salon;  Lyle Wheeler (David Selznick's Art Director) made the hacienda his home. The over 600 films produced by these three former residents are screened in our 50-seat theater

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