Are these related to Santee History?

We have been asked by one of our members why the Santee Historical Society is doing events that don’t seem to be related to Santee History.   The answer is twofold:

  • The events bring people into the Santee Historical Society Museum (“the Santee Barn”).  These are people who ordinarily would not come to see us.  Thus, new people are going thru the museum and seeing and learning about Santee History.
  • These events are really related to Santee History. For instance:
    1. Our Monarch Butterfly event – Santee has historically been an agricultural community.   Our city was originally full of Muscat grapes, exotic fruit trees, and award winning Guernsey’s, along with native milkweed.   The Santee Historical Society is proudly continuing Santee’s tradition of excellence in agriculture by helping preserve the Monarch Butterfly and educating the public about the necessity and beauty of nature.
    2. Our Children’s Public Safety Event –
      1. The Santee Firefighters have been a part of Santee for a very long time. They began as a volunteer Fire Dept. During the Children’s Public Safety Event there will be information on the history of the Santee Fire Dept along with information needed by today’s children to remain safe.  This is in keeping with the spirit of the Santee Fire Dept since its inception
      2. The Santee Sheriff Dept will be helping with the Bicycle Safety Event for our children. Bicycles have been a part of Santee since the 1900’s.   The safety of our children has been a part of Santee forever.

Hopefully we have answered some of your questions about the relevance of our programs to the history of Santee.  We are continuing to learn about our City’s past, present and future.

If you have suggestions to help improve our programs, increase our outreach, and can help us accomplish our goals, please join us on Tuesday mornings.   We hope you will be a part of this learning process with us.


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