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Opening Reception

Thursday, May 8, 2014  
6:00-9:00 pm

Sunnylands Center & Gardens
37-977 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA   92270

Meet and socialize with your SCA colleagues for a memorable reception at the dazzling 17,000 square foot Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Visit and enjoy the beautifully refined setting which was designed by Los Angeles based architect Fredrick Fisher with interior designed by Michael Smith, who furnished the private living quarters for President and Mrs. Obama. Admire modern sculptures and other fine art from the private collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Walter H. Annenberg. Casually explore the garden plantings designed by The Office of James Burnett which covers 9 acres with 1.25 miles of walking paths. View the current exhibition, The Pleasure of Your Company: Entertaining at Sunnylands, which includes rare photographs, objects and documents from the Sunnylands archives. View the educational kiosks and interactive displays, see the film A Place Called Sunnylands, soak in the panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains and tour the library and archive. Come and enjoy all this over drinks and delicious food. Don’t forget your camera!

Admission to the Opening Reception is included in the AGM Full Registration fee.  Additionally, registered guests are invited to both the Opening Reception and the Exhibit Hall.


Enjoy a delicious "Southwest" buffet featuring options for carnivores and vegetarians alike. Drinks and cheese/bread will be served from 6:00-7:00 pm in the entry/main hall of Sunnylands Center. The outdoor buffet will open at 7:00 pm.


Buses will be provided to and from the conference hotel and Sunnylands. Buses will leave the hotel starting at 5:30 pm for the 1/2 hour drive to Sunnylands. Last bus to leave Sunnylands and return to the hotel will be 9:15 pm. Those wishing to drive themselves, are welcome to do so.


The Society of California Archivists gratefully acknowledges the generous hospitality of the Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Recognizing our mutual passion for the cultural and historical heritage of California, they have welcomed us to their beautiful grounds for our opening reception, waiving all the usual charges. We deeply appreciate the opportunity to launch our Annual General Meeting in the exceptionally beautiful setting of this landmark of California modernism.

James Eason
President, Society of California Archivists

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