Free Family Activities at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum
Every Saturday and Sunday in December 2013. Noon to 4pm FREE!
The story of the Poinsettia, the Ecke family and Encinitas goes way back. Albert Ecke emigrated from Germany to Los Angeles in 1900, opening a dairy and orchard in the Eagle Rock area. He became intrigued by Poinsettias and sold them from street stands. His son, Paul Ecke, developed the grafting technique, bought land in Encinitas and expanded the family business. It was the third generation of Eckes, Paul Ecke, Jr., who was responsible for advancing the association between the plant and Christmas. Besides changing the market from mature plants shipped by rail to cuttings sent by air, he sent free plants to television stations for them to display on air from Thanksgiving to Christmas. He also appeared on television programs like The Tonight Show and Bob Hope's Christmas specials to promote the plants. Come learn more and make a fanciful decoration for Christmas.
The activity is offered Saturdays and Sundays in December from 12:00pm-4:00pm. The location is 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. (760) 632-9711. SDHeritage.org. Call 760-632-9711 or visit www.SDHeritage.org for more information.
The San Dieguito Heritage Museum will continue to offer free history activities for families on Saturdays and Sundays, through June 2014. Each weekend there will be free hands-on experiences that highlight a certain era of San Dieguito history. These activities will change monthly. The historic eras and corresponding activities may include:
The activities are offered Saturdays and Sundays in throughout the year from 12:00pm-4:00pm. The location is 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. (760) 632-9711.
The Museum's exhibits will also be open during the activity times with docents to guide you through the history of San Dieguito. With these new intergenrational activities, families in the Sandieguito area will come to understand they can visit the Musuem on any weekend and know that new and interesting experiences await.