The Palm Desert Historical Society will celebrate its seasonal reopening on Saturday with the dedication of a very fitting statue.
Patch first told you about "R. Hero" earlier this year. The statue depicts a dalmation, and is placed in the median on El Paseo directly in front of the Historical Society building, which at one time served as Palm Desert's first fire station.
The dedication takes place Saturday, October 6 at 9:45 a.m. The public is invited to attend and to meet the artists, Karen and Tony Barone. "R. Hero" is one in a series of sculptures the Barones have made to honor firefighters.
The dedication ceremony will be followed by the reopening of the Historical Society, which features a collection of firefighting memorabilia and other exhibits showing Palm Desert's past. The public is invited to stay for a noon reception to celebrate the Historical Society's reopening.
The Palm Desert Historical Society is located 72-861 El Paseo. For more information about the Historical Society, phone 760-346-6588.