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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Helena Modjeska's Retreat at Arden

Vintage Orange.     Wednesday, January 25 2017

Madame Helena Modjeska was the reigning queen of the theater and one of her generation's finest actors. She created a forest retreat in Santiago Canyon and named it Arden, after a setting in Shakespeare's "As You Like It." She lived there with her family between 1880 and 1906.

Today, her beloved home, Arden, is a National Landmark, available for public tours my appointment.

Dorota Plazewski is a volunteer docent at Arden. She shares Madame Modjeska's story as well as her experiences as a guide at the park.

Listen to the Podcast Here...

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