On Saturday, June 18, the Cambria Historical Society (CHS) will present the first Summer Solstice Renaissance Fair from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  The fair is described as a “reimagined summer marketplace featuring 15 local vendors who are dedicated to our community.”  They will be sharing and selling the fruits of their talents – handmade gifts and creations.  Food and beverages also will be available. 

     The pup-friendly event has no admission fee, but cash is recommended for this family-friendly occasion.  During the event, the Cambria Historical Museum will be open as usual with a new mini-display about branding on local ranches.  The $2.00 admission helps to keep the 22-year-old Museum open and operating.  Visitors should check out the nursery in the back yard and enjoy the gardens in bloom.  CHS is proud to be adding many new partners to the list of nonprofit organizations who might choose to benefit from use of the Heirloom Gardens.  The Museum and Gardens are located at 2251 Center Street at Burton Drive. 

     At the last meeting of the CHS Board of Directors, local resident Doug Koerper was accepted to serve as a member-at-large with Richard Lee.  The Executive Board endorsed the following members and their positions: Melody Coe, President and Museum Curator; Consuelo Macedo, Vice President and Community Relations Chair; Dick Clark, Chief Financial Officer and Adviser; and Debbie Carolan Koerper, Recording Secretary and Grants Committee.  The Board also approved Penny Church as Events and Docent Coordinator; Debbie Johnson, Museum Store manager; Marj Sewell, Schoolhouse and Grants Committee; and Brian Glusovich, technical adviser.

     The CHS welcomes all new family and business members and is recruiting docents and garden assistants.  Special training will be provided.  For more information, please visit the website (cambriahistoricalsociety.com) and the CHS Facebook page (facebook.com/cambriahistoricalsociety).  The phone number for CHS is 805-927-2891.