Speaker - Anthea Hartig

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Public historian Anthea M. Hartig came to the California Historical Society in the autumn of 2011 after six years with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, where she directed the Trust’s Western Office and served the six continental far western states along with Hawai’i, Alaska and the Pacific Island Territories of Guam and Micronesia. Previously Hartig taught history and cultural studies at La Sierra University in Riverside and graduate courses in historic preservation at the University of California, Riverside from where she holds a Ph.D. and Master’s Degree. She was the tenth in her family to earn her bachelor’s degree at UCLA.

Hartig’s interest in the relevance of California’s stories and places has come to define her professional and advocational life. She served as a municipal preservation planner for over a decade, and owned a cultural resources consulting firm. She has served on many local, statewide and national history-related non-profit foundations’ boards of directors, including the California Preservation Foundation and is currently on the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Culture. Under Gov. Gray Davis, she served as Chairperson of the State Historical Resources Commission. Anthea writes whenever possible, and has published in both academic and professional journals and books. She is currently working on an essay about homesteading in Los Angeles County to be published by Heyday Press, and still tries her hand at writing down the poems that come floating into her mind.

In 2011, Hartig was honored with the California Preservationist of the Year Award. This prestigious award was presented in recognition of her outstanding contributions, exceptional achievements, and more than 25 years of service in the field of historic preservation in California.

Anthea lives with her husband, two sons, and their big dog in San Mateo.

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Regional Voices

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