Members Exclusive Event! New Display for Twin Inns Register – Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2 pm

Save the Date – Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2 pm
Members Exclusive Event! New Display for Twin
Inns Register
After several years, we are finally able to display our newly
restored Twin Inns Guest Registers. We are very excited to
share this opportunity with our members and the public.
This is the first time these will be available for public
viewing.
In 2016, two of the Twin Inns red leather-bound Guest
Registers were donated to the Carlsbad Historical Society
by Robert Burke, former owner of Neiman’s and the
purchaser of the Twin Inns Restaurant. He donated them
to the Carlsbad Historical Society to be used for historical
interpretation and display. The registers span the years
from the 1930s to the early 1960s. One of the registers
had the Twin Inns Chicken watermarked on each page.
(The Twin Inns Restaurant operated between 1919 and
1984.)
Jo Geary, a member of the El Camino Real Chapter of the
Questers, contacted our archivist and asked if we would be
interested in their participation to pay for the repair and
restoration of the two Twin Inns Guest Registers. We
accepted their offer. The Questers located Margit Smith,
known professionally as “The Booksmith”, and who is the
retired head of cataloging and preservation at the
University of San Diego, Copley Library. Secretary Gutierrez
drove the registers to Mrs. Smith where she worked on
them for more than six months.
Once again, Jo Geary, Julian native and now Carlsbad
resident, arranged for us to receive a donated cabinet from
the Julian Historical Society. After many hours of labor from
Don Krepps, we now have a safe display for the two Twin
Inns Guest Registers.

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About Carlsbad Historical Society

The Carlsbad Historical Society was established in 1975 to preserve, promote, and enhance knowledge of the surrounding area's history, significant landmarks, institutions and memorabilia. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to reaching out to the community through educational as well as social events.
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