Cambrian: Arts & Events

Cuesta history professor emeritus to speak at Cambria museum

Dennis Judd, Cuesta College history professor emeritus, will be the next presenter in the Cambria Historical Society’s Small Speaker Series. 

Judd will provide a comprehensive discussion about the Hollister Adobe beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, in the parlor of the Cambria Historical Museum. Members have free admission, but the public is invited to attend for a $10 fee which is applicable to a $30 membership; hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

According to Judd,  “The Hollister Adobe, located on Cuesta College’s San Luis Obispo campus, was built in the early 1830s by Jose Guadalupe Cantua. The structure has witnessed the history of California from the Mission Period  through the transformative events of World War II. 

“Cuesta College was founded and rapidly expanded during the 1960s and ’70s, following the development of Camp San Luis during World War II. The college received the adobe in 1963 when it sited on part of the base, and restored it in the early 1970s. Presently it is again in need of restoration.”

Judd attended Cal Poly in the 1970s, and worked as a guide at Hearst Castle until 2000 while attending UCSB to attain a master’s degree. He was hired as a history teacher at Cuesta College in 1988, granted tenure in 2000, and recently retired from teaching.   

Advance reservations are required for the event; call Chairman Penny Church at 927-1442.