The Altadena Historical Society and Altadena Public Library will host an author who will speak on her latest book about the multi-layered history of early Altadena residents.
Robert Martinez, author and advisor for the Pasadena Historical Museum, will speak about her research and discoveries on Altadena's Mexicanos, homesteaders and squatters in the 1850s. The event is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 27 at the Altadena Community Center at 7:30 p.m.
The program is free to the public.
Martinez will discus her research derived form observing photos and maps of the area relative to the Homestead Act when Mexicanos, homesteaders and squatters set up residence on unclaimed land near the Altadena canyons, according to a press release from the Altadena Library.
After the event, Martinez will be signing and selling copies of her latest book "Latinos in Pasadena."
Martinez s also a historian, television producer and co-chair of the Pasadena City College President's Latino Advisory Committee.
The Altadena Community Center is located at 730 East Altadena Drive.