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Wine & Lecture: Coronado's Empire Builder John D. Spreckels

The Coronado Historical Association was honored to host historian, Dr. Sandra Bonura, on December 3, 2020 for a special virtual Wine & Lecture. Dr. Bonura shared the stories behind the man and the legacy of John D. Spreckels. This empire-builder helped develop Coronado into a thriving resort town after careers in sugar, shipping, and transportation. Revered, but not without controversy, his legacy is in Coronado's cultural heritage and architectural remnants. You can watch the recorded lecture above. 

Bite of History: Naval Aviator No. 1

On November 12, 2020, the Coronado Historical Association hosted a special Bite of History in honor of Veterans Day. Historians Christine Stokes and Vickie Stone told the story of Lieutenant Theodore "Spuds" Ellyson, the man who was designated Naval Aviator No. 1. Watch the recording above.