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The Design of Herbert W. Burns

Palm Springs Preservation Foundation board vice president Steven Keylon will present an entertaining overview of architectural designer Herbert W. Burns’ life and career.

Free, ticket required (1 hr)

Category: @Palm Springs, Free, Presentation, Talk

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PSPF board vice president Steven Keylon, an architectural historian and author of the book The Design of Herbert W. Burns, will present an informative and entertaining overview of Burns’ life and career.  Burns’ fascinating life and multiple talents (from his early years as a lighting designer/fabricator, to stockbroker, to contractor, and finally to architectural designer) have earned him Keylon’s informal nickname “The Charismatic Chameleon.”  Steven is the past president of the California Garden and Landscape History Society, and is the editor of their journal, Eden; a member of the Stewardship Council of The Cultural Landscape Foundation; and a board member of Docomomo US/SoCal.

The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to educate and promote public awareness of the importance of preserving the historical resources and architecture of the city of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley area.”  PSPF offers free membership as a public benefit.  To learn more about the work of the foundation see Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.

Free (ticket required)

Things to Know
No children or pets and no smoking.
Parking is available in the theatre lot.
Handicap parking is available.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
This is a popular free event so if your plans change and you need to cancel, please notify us at so that we may make the space available to someone else.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

Event Check-in Location
The Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262 
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Photo Credits: Steven Keylon – Burns Family Archive – Orbit In – Palm Springs Preservation Foundation – The Hideaway –
Palm Springs Preservation Foundation. 

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