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This Month in Ebell History: Aprils in the Early Ebell

by Loyce Braun By April 1916, the Ebell offered classes in 12 departments including the perennial favorites Browning, Shakespeare, Parliamentary Law and Civics, and Bible Studies.  Added that year was California History and Landmarks, which on April 13 presented “Reminiscences of John C. Fremont and Mrs. Fremont” by their daughter Elizabeth Fremont.  It is startling… Continue reading This Month in Ebell History: Aprils in the Early Ebell

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This Month in Ebell History: March 1896

by Loyce Braun In March of 1896, the nicely printed little Ebell Bulletin features an essay asking the question, “What Is The Ebell?”  “The Ebell,” the writer says, “stands for logical reasoning and correct thinking, for the betterment of uplifting of women, in its broadest and strictest sense an organization for improvement of educated women,… Continue reading This Month in Ebell History: March 1896

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This Month in Ebell History: February 1929

by Loyce Braun The full-size glossy issue of the Ebell Magazine in February 1929 contained a particularly interesting submission from Mrs. Long, Theatre Chair, who describes the challenges facing our “Broadway style,” 1,200 seat theatre, which was then known as The Windsor Square Theatre.  The venue, planned both to accommodate the large crowds attending Ebell’s… Continue reading This Month in Ebell History: February 1929

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This Month in Ebell History: Januaries in the 1920s and 1930s

by Loyce Braun In 121 Januarys of Ebell History, there is an abundance of riches to be savored, but it is in the fragile  clippings from the scrapbooks and Ebell Magazine pages of the late 20’s and 30’s that an especially interesting  picture emerges of an organization deeply interested in the issues of the times… Continue reading This Month in Ebell History: Januaries in the 1920s and 1930s

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The Latin American Culture Department – A Retrospective 1997-2009

by Angela Maria Sacchi (February 2013) To raise awareness of the fascinating heritage of our Spanish-speaking neighbors, the Ebell of Los Angeles created a Latin American Cultures Department in 1997, under the leadership of Curator Angela Maria Sacchi. With dazzling and informative programs, the wide range of subjects gave the Ebell the opportunity to invite… Continue reading The Latin American Culture Department – A Retrospective 1997-2009