The City of Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board will present its 5th Annual National Preservation Month Celebration and Symposium, “How Did Hollywood & World War II Influence Palm Springs History & Architecture” on Sunday, April 10.

Registration and check-in begin at 1p.m. at the Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N. Avenida Caballeros, followed by a lecture and panel discussions.

Event highlights include a 2 p.m. keynote speech by Sara Jane Stone, editor of Atomic Ranch Magazine, entitled “How Did World War II Influence Architecture & Design” followed by a 2:30 p.m. panel spotlighting Palm Springs history and architecture, featuring local architect Hugh Kaptur, Palm Springs realtor Nelda Linsk, local resident Barbara Foster and architectural historian Sidney Williams. The panel will be moderated by Renee Brown from the Palm Springs Historical Society. In addition, local resident, singer and guitarist Trini Lopez will be the symposium’s Guest of Honor.
Following the remaining program presentations, nine historic home tours will be available for interested participants to enjoy throughout the City’s historic neighborhoods.

Attendees are invited to a 6 p.m. After Party following the symposium and tours at Eight 4 Nine Restaurant in the Uptown Design District.
The event is free, but reservations are required. To sign up, visit the City’s website at and go to Planning and then Historic Resources.