2020 Conference

Monday, June 15 – Thursday, June 18, 2020

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Come join the
Historical Harp Society
30th Anniversary Celebration
Historical Harp Retreat

Morro Bay, California

Our venue will be the charming, intimate stone chapel of the Coalesce Bookstore. The acoustics are fantastic for harp!

La Serena Inn, only 1/2 block from the Coalesce Chapel, is offering us a special rate of $89 plus tax per night, Sunday through Thursday nights. The rate includes continental breakfast as well as all-day complimentary coffee/tea and cookies in the reception area. Just call the hotel directly at 1-800-248-1511 (or 805-772-5665) and let the desk agent know that you are part of the Historical Harp Society group.

Our membership dinner/meeting will be at Dorn’s Original Breakers Cafe with excellent food, and merely two blocks from our hotel and the chapel retreat site.

The Retreat will begin the task of assembling what we have learned over our 30 years.

Workshops will compare and contrast harps and their music of different eras.

Jam sessions will be fun times to pluck away together on music of the ages.

There will be lap harps available for use during the workshops and jam sessions that can be stowed there at the chapel.

There will be a couple of scholarly presentations.

There will be a field trip to San Luis Obispo to visit Triplett harps and to learn about the conception and construction of harps. We’ll also go to Mission San Luis Obispo (est.1772) to learn about the old California missions in preparation for the mission music presentation that afternoon.

And of course concerts by some of our leading performers will delight us and local audiences.

The local airport and also Amtrak station are in nearby San Luis Obispo. There will be free shuttle service provided.

For more information about Morro Bay, visit https://www.morrobay.org/

How can you not come? See you there!