Citizens Preserving History is proud to announce that the
"BIG PAINTINGS" that once graced the walls of the now defunct TROUTS Honky Tonk in Oildale CA have been recovered and returned to their rightful owner, Patti Dolittle; the artist that created them! She was thrilled to see her paintings again because she thought they were lost forever!
We delivered the 6' by 4' paintings to Florida, where Patti now resides with her husband, Marvino. Patti wanted her paintings to be displayed in Bakersfield to honor the early musicians and also her sister who loved the traditional country music that was played at TROUTS for so many years!
Patti graciously donated all ten
"BAKERSFIELD SOUND TREASURES"
to Citizens Preserving History and then Marvino, a professional art restorationist, agreed to restore Patti's paintings to their original "GLORY"!
Citizens Preserving History will return to Florida in September to retrieve these restored paintings and bring them home to the people of Bakersfield!
If you would like to make a Tax Deductible donation to Citizens Preserving History to help finance this project, please click on the "Donate Now" link below.
One of our favorite projects was the preservation of Merle Haggard's childhood home; a boxcar which his father converted to a home in Oildale, California. Through our efforts it was acquired and moved to Pioneer Village at the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield, where it can be seen and appreciated by all.
We began in 2008 when we donated the Lopez-Hill House to Pioneer Village. This Victorian home was built by J.J. Lopez, the historic figure who ran Tejon Ranch from the late 1800s until the 1930s. Without our efforts, this landmark home would have been lost to history. It is now preserved for all to enjoy at Pioneer Village.
Citizens Preserving History is currently working with a film producer to help us take our historic documentary,
"Treble & Twang"
to the next level of distribution!
We are also working on getting
Patti Dolittle's historic Bakersfield Sound paintings back home to Bakersfield!
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