Monrovian Robert Kennard to be Honored on MLK Day

The Monrovia Historical Museum. - Courtesy photo / Facebook, @monroviahistoricalmuseum
The Monrovia Historical Museum. – Courtesy photo / Facebook, @monroviahistoricalmuseum

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the Monrovia Historical Museum will be hosting a program on Monrovia’s own Robert Kennard, founder of the oldest African-American architecture firm in Los Angeles. The event entitled “Robert Kennard—Architect and Mentor” will be presented by three individuals:  Jerome Robinson, a USC graduate student, who wrote his master’s thesis on Kennard; Gail Kennard, Kennard’s daughter, and president of the Kennard Design Group; and Ralph Walker, KGEM newscaster.

The event will take place on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Monrovia Historical Museum, located at 742 E. Lemon Ave.

Admission is free. You can register for the event on


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