SMCGS 35th Anniversary Celebration

Event Date: 
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

SMCGS 35th Anniversary Celebration
The Wide-Ranging Lives of Paul and Cora Clagstone - Glenne McElhinney

 

 

Grace Lutheran Church, 2825 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo

Join us for cake to celebrate 35 years of the SMCGS society and a short talk on a family story with San Mateo roots.
If you are in touch with past SMCGS members, please extend them a warm invitation.

Paul and Cora Clagstone’s story will take us on a journey from a 1904 polo match in Monterey to a wedding in San Mateo, from a ranch in Idaho to a soap factory in Chicago, to Minneapolis and back to Hillsborough. In honor of SMCGS’s 35th anniversary, San Mateo connections will be highlighted as well as the early years of the California Polo and Pony Racing Association.  Glenne McElhinney is a community historian and the founder of Impact Stories, a history project that makes civil rights history come alive for all audiences. Glenne and her cousin are currently researching a family history project that is assisting the state of Idaho’s Department of Lands.