The Big Bear Valley Historical Society marks its 50th Anniversary this year. Boot Scootin’ For A
Purpose raises money for the Historical Society while celebrating this year’s golden anniversary. The
party takes place on August 12, 2017 at Wyatt’s Grill & Saloon.
The evening’s festivities includes contests, an opportunity drawing, fun for the entire family, live
music, food and drink specials, and birthday cake. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed Cowboy,
Cowgirl and Little Buckaroo. History buffs will enjoy being challenged by the Gunfighter and Cowboy
quiz. Guests will be able to help Margarita Meade (aka Gloria Meade) get out of jail by posting bail.
Wyatt’s will be offering a variety of dinner and drink specials with a portion of each benefitting the
Historical Society. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase special 50th Anniversary Historical
As keepers of the Valley’s heritage and historical data, the Society is completely funded with donations
and fundraising. The Big Bear Valley Historical Society was founded in November of 1967 by a small
group of people who wished to preserve the colorful past of this high mountain valley. A non-profit
corporation was formed, and by-laws were adopted by this education society with the following
1) To increase the appreciation of Big Bear Valley history, preserve historical artifacts and landmarks,
and to promote research in the area.
2) To obtain, maintain, and operate a museum in which to display historical artifacts pertaining to Big
Bear Valley and the west for the benefit of all persons, interested on a not-for- profit basis.
3) To support and sponsor activities in Big Bear Valley which help preserve Big Bear history and
The Society maintains and operates the Big Bear Valley Historical Museum, located at 300 B
Greenway, Big Bear City (the northeast end of Big Bear City Park off Greenway Drive).
Boot Scootin’ For A Purpose kicks off at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 12 and the fun continues through
11 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the fun. There is no cover charge, just plenty of good times, music,
For more information, call Wyatt’s Grill & Saloon at (909) 585-3000 or Gloria Meade at (909) 816-7431.