Does the name Cremer ring a bell to you longtime Lemon Grove residents? Whether it does or not, the Lemon Grove Historical Society’s next History Alive lecture is worth attending.
Though it’s now a cultural center that showcases local history, the was once called home to the Cremers. George and Wilma Cremer lived in the H. Lee House for half a century and had six children who lived there with them.
Four of those children will be at the History Alive lecture Friday to talk about life in the H. Lee House. They will relive their upbringing in their hilltop home, which was given the nickname “Cremer Playland,” and discuss pets, toys, games and inventions—like the prototype afterburner they made from an X-15 rocket.
You’ll learn the fascinating stories behind the pool, the family room, how crossbeams were used for gymnastic practice and even how the youngsters used to use the laundry chute as a slide!
Wilma and George, an MIT graduate, were humanitarians whose roots hail from England and Western Europe. They both made many charitable trips to Tijuana with food, clothing and tools. Their children will recall their parent’s best qualities at the lecture, like their father’s space hardware that went to the moon, Mars and beyond.
is Friday at 7 p.m. This series is sponsored by the Lemon Grove Historical Society and is held at the H. Lee House. Refreshments will follow this free presentation that’s suitable for ages 13 and over.
For more information, call 619-460-4353.