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Meeting Dates: 2019

The table below provides meeting locations, dates, and times. Click/tap on an address to access a page with a map and directions. See information on meeting updates and procedures below the table.

 March 23    

  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  Santa Paula
  Agricultural Museum
  926 Railroad Avenue
  Santa Paula, CA 93060




David Boule to speak at Ventura meeting, Saturday, March 23rd

David Boule
David Boule

Author David Boule will present "King Citrus - The Real California Gold Rush" at the Citrus Label Society meeting on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 10am to 1pm. This program will show the highly symbolic relationship between the Golden State and its "golden apple," and explain how the orange catapulted California into the 20th century.

Growing oranges gave Riverside the highest per-capita income in the United States in 1895, and by 1920, the California orange trailed only oil as the state's largest revenue producer.

But beyond the economy and culture, the orange became a symbol of California's promise as a place of plenty, potential and personal opportunity - exploited by poets and boosters, artists and hucksters.

A third-generation Californian, David Boule has been researching and collecting bits of the Golden State's citrus past for nearly five decades. David's collection has been featured: on public television; in the Los Angeles Times and in LA Magazine, and on National Public Radio. His book, The Orange and Dream of California, was published in 2014 by Angel City Press.

In 2017, David donated his collection to The Claremont Colleges library which has mounted several exhibits via its archive, and has made the contents available to researchers via the Online Archive of California (OAC).

For more information, contact Tom Spellman at tom@davewilson.com or (909) 931-2458.

VC Star Article About April 2018 Citrus Label Society Meeting

Read the VC Star article published after the April 2018 Citrus Label Society meeting: https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/2018/04/29/collectors-squeeze-lot-history-into-afternoon-swapping-citrus-labels/542095002/

Citrus Label Society Meeting Procedures

Anyone is welcome to attend Citrus Label Society meetings and purchase labels or citrus-related memorabilia.

Selling Labels
Only members are allowed to sell labels at Citrus Label Society meetings. Anyone can become a member by signing up at a meeting or by contacting Noel Gilbert (citruslabelsociety@gmail.com). A small fee will be charged to help offset rental charges for meeting locations.