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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Tour Hutchins Street Square

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Come Tour the Square!

In partnership with the Lodi Historical Society and the Hutchins Street Square Foundation, Hutchins Street Square staff and volunteers will be offering guided and self-guided tours beginning Sunday, January 26.

Did you, your parents, or grandparents attend Lodi Union High School between 1913 and the early 70’s?  Do you remember where you were when the building burned due to an arson fire in 1974?  Remember when a visionary group of civic-minded volunteers and business leaders saw a need in our community for a community center and performing arts theater in the 80’s? Did you watch this historic property rise from the ashes and transform into the iconic Lodi landmark it is today?  Did you attend the Grand Opening celebration in 1998? We invite you to come tour the Square to honor and commemorate its past and take a heartwarming trip down memory lane. If you’re new to the community, we welcome you to come learn about its colorful history.

HSS is owned by the City of Lodi and operated by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services department.  The Hutchins Street Square Foundation partners with the City to ensure the 10-acre property’s capital needs are met.  The Foundation assists in maintaining not only the fine arts complex and auditorium, but the park and playground,  pool, corporate and special event meeting spaces, outdoor patio and courtyards and landscaping.  

You’re invited to join us in kicking off the 2020 HSS Concert Series at the “Experience the Square” event where the Square will be celebrated with tours, pictorial storyboards and storytelling, live music, local libations, a kid zone, and lots of storytelling. After the event, guided and self-guided tours of the Square will be offered daily. For more information, visit Lodi.gov/PRCS  or call
(209) 333-6782. 

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