Special Guest Speaker Stanley Poe
Long Beach Resident and Historian
For more than 40 years Stanley Poe has held a California teaching Credential and has taught architectural history, architectural drawing and cultural history in conjunction with the curriculum. Stan has a degree from San Diego State University in Specialist of Fine Arts and Humanities with an emphasis on Architectural History. He was honored as Preservationist of the Year on February 19, 2004, which is the highest honor given by Long Beach Heritage and recognizes an individual who has shown indefatigable energy in pursuing historic integrity in Long Beach’s buildings and neighborhoods.
Mr. Poe authored Naples, A History in Words and Pictures, 1784-1984 which was published in 1987 and Naples, The City of Red Tiled Roofs, The First 100 Years. From the Huntington Library of San Marino, CA Stanley Poe was granted Scholar Privileges while researching his latest book on 100 years of history in Naples Island, Long Beach and Alamitos bay.
Stan and Maureen Poe - 2012
He served eight years as a Cultural Heritage Commission for the City of Long Beach and continued his service as an ex-officio member of the commission with an appointment from former Mayor Beverly O’Neill. Serving as a president of Long Beach Heritage, he had the responsibility for providing historic programs, coordinating activities that revolved around historic sites such as the Bembridge House as well as advocating for preservation. He is considered a historian extraordinaire whose extensive knowledge of Long Beach history and built-environment have inspired many contributions to historic preservation and the work of the Long Beach Cultural Heritage Commission. His areas of expertise include Long Beach and Los Angeles history and preservation, and he lectures to community groups on those topics in a professional capacity.