Clausen, Alexa. Interview, 2022-04-12
Scope and Contents
Alexa Clausen is one of the founders of the Adobe Home Tours in North County San Diego, providing much of the historiography of each stop on their yearly tours. She was employed as a historian with California State Parks prior to her involvement with Adobe Home Tours. In this interview, Alexa speaks about how Adobe Home Tours started, the successes and difficulties with running a program like Adobe Home Tours, and how her background with California State Parks helped prepare her for her current role.
As part of her interview, Clausen donated a file of ephmemera related to the Adobe Home Tours, which are also available to researchers.
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Biographical / Historical
Alexa Clausen retired in 2008 from a career with California State Parks as a State Historian II. For several years after retirement Alexa took on contract work with a visitor center and museum exhibit firm. Now she volunteers for the Escondido History Center, San Dieguito River Park, Escondido Creek Conservancy and several other organizations. Alexa and her husband, Dennis, moved from San Diego to Escondido in 1994 and raised their son Derl there. Derl lives in Los Angeles and works for Netflix.
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From the Collection: 29 Cassettes
This oral history was made possible with the generous funding of the Ellie Johns Scholarship Fund at Rancho Santa Fe Foundation and the Library Guild of Rancho Santa Fe.