Helen Ofield,  Past President
Lemon Grove Historical Society

 ‘History Alive’  Lecture Series on June 2 , 2022, 7:00 pm at the Lee House

 “High Drama in the Tree Tops” with Claire Condra

by Helen Ofield


HIGH DRAMA in the TREE TOPS by Claire Condra

March 18, 2022

History Alive – “High Drama in the Tree Tops ?”
Thursday, June 2 at 7:00pm
Lee House Cultural Center, 3205 Olive St., Lemon Grove

June 2, 2022: Claire Condra of Lemon Grove will present “High Drama in the Treetops,” a look at historic trees of Lemon Grove and their entertaining inhabitants. Claire’s historic home and garden/orchard between Golden and Crane is “Golden Crane Habitat,” a certified, registered habitat of the National Wildlife Federation, and also certified as a “bee friendly farming garden” by Pollinator.org. She is a licensed beekeeper, who will soon retire from a 40-year career in the software industry. Her next adventure? Bringing her invention, the Honeybower Enclosed Apiary, to market. If you love trees, gardens, bees and great speakers, you’ll love this unusual and important lecture by dynamic Claire. See you there!



Helen Ofield

Helen M. Ofield is the past president of the Lemon Grove Historical Society. She spearheaded the saving of Lemon Grove’s first church (built 1897) and its adaptive reuse as the Parsonage Museum of Lemon Grove, and the saving of the H. Lee House (built 1928) and its adaptive reuse as the city’s cultural center. Her civic history,  Images of America: Lemon Grove (Arcadia 2010) features photographic content by Pete Smith. She is an award-winning writer-producer for national and regional film and television, as well as for print and online news media, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, former seven-year member of the San Diego County Historic Site Board, and a long-time historic preservationist