Community Event: The Mystery of Alhambra's Missing WPA Murals

Community Event: The Mystery of Alhambra's Missing WPA Murals
9/8/2022, 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
Alhambra High School, 101 S 2nd St, Alhambra, CA 91801, USA

Join us for this community event, sponsored by the Alhambra Historical Society 
Featured Presentation:

Alhambra High School history teacher Jose Sanchez and his students will present the fascinating information they uncovered about the WPA murals while researching the history of Alhambra’s main post office as a New Deal Works Progress Administration project. 
Everyone loves a good mystery! On September 8, the Alhambra Historical Society will present how the mystery of the missing WPA murals has (almost) been solved.

Eighty years ago in the early 1940s, a patron of Alhambra’s main post office would have been able to look up and enjoy three original tempera murals on the post office’s south walls. Sadly, today, those walls are bare; the murals are missing. But what happened to them? What did they look like? What was their subject matter? And, who was the muralist that painted them?

Join us at 7 pm in the cafeteria at Alhambra High School for the presentation

Light refreshments will be served.

Parking will be available on surrounding streets and in Alhambra High School’s parking lot, which is located on the west side of 2nd Street just north of the school.

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