Digging Up the Past: Mira Mar Restaurant Hotel
The Mira Mar Restaurant in Oceanside, popular with locals and travelers along the coast road between San Diego and Los Angeles, was originally built in 1887 as the Couts family home.
First converted to a restaurant in the 1930s, it expanded over the decades to include a hotel, coffee shop, and nautical‐themed bar. Project excavations near the property last year turned up a host of artifacts from the Mira Mar’s past.
This lecture, presented by Annemarie Cox, one of the archaeologists on the project, will describe how compliance archaeology can produce collections that are quite “revealing”. Tickets available at both libraries.
Photo: Visit Oceanside