September 08, 2014

100th Anniversary of Allensworth's Homegoing

Chaplain Allensworth had just stepped off a streetcar in Monrovia when a motorcyclist ran him down. They rushed him to the hospital where doctors worked on him through the night. Unfortunately they could not save him and he died the next day, September 14, 1914.

To mark the 100th Anniversary of Chaplain Allensworth's home going, the city of Monrovia will "commemorate the life and contributions of this American visionary" on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Speaking during the two hour program are Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz, Monrovia City Council members, Friends of Allensworth President Thomas Stratton, Monrovia Historian Steven Baker, and representing the Second Baptist Church former city of Duarte Mayor Lois Gaston. The free program is from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the Monrovia Historical Museum.

For more information contact Susie Ling at or Thomas Stratton at (855) 645-1255,

Where:  Monrovia Historical Museum
  742 East Lemon Avenue     
  Monrovia, CA 91016

Date:     Sunday, September 14, 2014

Time:     1:30 to 3:30 pm

Cost:      Free

June 07, 2014

Juneteenth Celebration

We are no more aliens to this country or to its institutions than our brothers in white… Together we planted the tree of liberty and watered its roots with our tears and blood, and under its branches we will stay and be sheltered.
-Thomas E. Miller

Martha Yates Jones & Pinkie Yates in a buggy decorated for the annual Juneteenth celebration (c. 1895- 1905)
Joint the Friends of Allensworth Cooperating Association and the California Department of Parks and Recreation as we celebrate Juneteenth. Come enjoy the live entertainment on stage, shop in the vendor area, and tour the historic homes and businesses.

The California Red Tails, one of fourteen Black Pilots of America chapters, will perform a fly over during the Juneteenth celebration.  

When: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

For more information or to request a vendor application contact Friends of Allensworth President Thomas Stratton at 530-949-2168 or