Tall in the Saddle with "History Alive"
H. Lee House Cultural Center
3205 Olive Street, Lemon Grove, CA 91945
Garry McClintock, the renowned saddle maker and CEO of McClintock Saddle Works, Descanso, and authority on cowboy history, will explain what makes a great saddle and why the cowboy was central to the story of the American West.
See McClintock's gorgeous, hand-crafted saddles and hear why the life and times of the cowboy and his trusty horse became rooted in the American psyche. From the gritty outback, to the open plains, to sprawling ranches, to the silver screen, the often harsh realities of the cowboy's world became the stuff of myth and legend, song and poetry.
The lecture is part of the Lemon Grove Historical Society's year-long focus on horse culture in Lemon Grove, the famous Mission Rancho Horse Show at St. John of the Cross Church (now "live" in the Parsonage Museum), and the effort to save California's Heritage Herd.
"History Alive" is now in its 35th season and is suitable for ages 13 and over. The series is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Refreshments will follow the presentation. For more information, call (619) 460-4353.
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