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The Glendora Historical Society is in high gear getting ready for these and other events. We will be posting more events and details soon so please keep checking back.

Upcoming Events

    • 17 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Ed Bennett Room, Rubel Castle

    Monthly meeting. Financial reports, officer’s reports, business, and upcoming events.

    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Rubel Castle, Gardens & Grounds, 844 N Live Oak Ave, Glendora, CA 91741
    • 4
    California orange orchard (1905) Courtesy of Orange Public Library and History Center If you live in Southern California then you may have a historical citrus tree in your own backyard. To learn how to care for your fruit trees, historical or not, come learn the art of pruning at Rubel Castle's gardens and grounds.

    We are delighted to partner with certified arborist Ty Teissere for this unique hands-on experience.

    Why learn pruning?

    Pruning can increase your tree’s longevity and productivity–giving you more fruit to enjoy and share with your neighbors. It improves the health of your tree and gives an opportunity to closely observe and identify areas to support your tree and soil's health. Pruning can also be very relaxing. If you enjoy getting outside and caring for your garden then why not extend that special relationship to your fruit trees!

    Participants will walk away with an understanding of: 
    • Why, what and when to prune
    • How to make proper cuts
    • Pruning safety
    • How to sharpen and oil tools
    • Tool sanitation and selection
    What do I need to bring?
    • Bypass pruning shears
    • Gardening gloves
    • Pruning saw (optional)
    • Pruning pole (optional)
    *Participants are invited to attend a 30 minute tour of Rubel Castle after the workshop.


    Ty Teissere is a certified arborist specializing in backyard orchard care, soil care and pruning as well as irrigation systems, greywater installation, rainwater and drip irrigation systems for our Southern California dryland ecology.

    ISA Certified Arborist #WE-10547-A


    Rubel Castle is a monumental folk architecture site nestled in the foothills of Glendora. It was built by hand by Michael Rubel and his "pharmhands" over several decades. Its stone masonry was handcrafted from river rock, recycled materials and an assemblage of the relics and artifacts of Glendora's early agricultural and industrial eras. Michael's innovative use of both natural and cultural materials makes Rubel Castle an exceptionally important masterwork within the context of folk art environments in California. It also serves as a rare resource and physical reminder of the citrus industry, which played a significant role in the development of the area in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. It is open for guided tours by appointment only. To visit the Castle please reserve a tour:

    FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about this workshop, please contact Garden Coordinator, Amy Wolkins at

      • 13 Apr 2019
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Glendora Museum, 314 N Glendora Avenue, Glendora CA
      • 200

      Come together and celebrate Glendora’s rich history!

      Join us for an evening of history, music, cocktails and dinner. Help to preserve the collections of our region. Your support will aid the Society to continue its stewardship of our history.

      The museum is one of the city's landmark structures and provides a valuable community and educational resource. Let's celebrate history together on this special evening.

      Entertainment provided by, Citrus College’s, Night Shift.

      To learn about Host Committee Sponsorship please read: Host Committee Sponsorship

      Questions? Please contact:
      Margaux Viera, "A Night At The Museum," Chair
      (626) 399-9621,

      Fun fact: The Glendora Museum served as Glendora's first City Hall, Police Station, jail and Fire Station.

      Glendora Historical Society is a nonprofit 501(C)(3).

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    Mailing Address: Glendora Historical Society, P.O. Box 532, Glendora, CA 91740
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