Saturday, March 28, 2009

L.A. Heritage Day: A Smashing Success!

Thanks to over 65 heritage groups and almost 1000 attendees, the Los Angeles Heritage Alliance's 2nd Annual L.A. Heritage Day was a great success! As the event got underway, the clouds parted to reveal a day of networking, marketing, and promotion. There was a general energy throughout Heritage Square Museum as heritage groups and history fans shared a passion for the Los Angeles region and its past... and future!

We had two informative panel discussions; one focused on preservation strategies from a city's perspective and the other presented funding and fundraising strategies.

A special thanks again goes out to the LAHD steering committee members -- John Bwarie of the L.A. Heritage Alliance, Carmela Gomes of Highland Park Heritage Trust, Laura Meyers of West Adams Heritage, Cindy Olnick of The Los Angeles Conservancy, Brian Sheridan of Heritage Square Museum, and Valerie Yaros of Hollywood Heritage -- and of course the L.A.H.D. sponsors: Project Restore, Preservation Arts, and Spectra Company.

Though it may have been a bit windy on March 22, the rain subsided and the day was welcoming to all attendees!

Click here what others said about the event and even more event photos can be found here.

And so, the planning starts for the 3rd Annual Heritage Day!

Pictures on this page courtesy of John Freeman.

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