Sunday, March 29, 2009
Join historians frpom around the City and share your knowledge of L.A.'s hidden gems, view a screening of the SurveyLA video, attend lively panel discussions with city officials, preservationists, community organizers and developers regarding this historic survey.
Saturday, April 4
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W. 5th St., Downtown
85% of the City has never been surveyed to identify significant historic places.The City needs need your historical knowledge about L.A. City neighborhoods to help conduct the survey.
For more information visit http://preservation.lacity.org/survey or call the Office of Historic Resources, Department of City Planning at (213) 978-1200.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
And so, the planning starts for the 3rd Annual Heritage Day!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
From their site:
"In order to identify New Deal projects in local communities we are asking interested historical societies, libraries, museums, and individual citizens to help provide information. If you know of a New Deal project in your community please complete [this form].About California’s Living New Deal Project:
Once your information is received, we will confirm the project and conduct further research if necessary. Once the New Deal project is verified it will be added to the California’s Living New Deal Project website map."
California’s Living New Deal Project is a collaborative venture documenting and interpreting the impact of New Deal programs on the State. We invite you to join the California Historical Society, the California Studies Center, and U.C.Berkeley's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library in identifying and discussing these indispensable public buildings and sites. Through this rediscovery, we will explore the history of the New Deal and consider timeless questions of civics in a living democracy.
-Leveraging the Full Spectrum of Volunteers
-Financial and Operational Tactics for Tough Times
-Knowing Your Donors and Strategic Implications for Today
-Data to Inform Your Strategy – State and Local Perspectives
-Resources to Help You Succeed
More information & Registration can be found at http://californiavolunteers.org/index.php/nosub/st.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Click here for more details.
Also, be aware that the rescheduled (from the fall) Pasadena Marathon will take place Sunday, too. There will only be minor delays before 10am if you are trying to get to the 110 south from the 210. Details of road closures can be found here.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
As a final reminder, L.A. Heritage Day, the Los Angeles Heritage Alliance's largest annual event, will be held this Sunday, March 22, from 11am to 4pm at Heritage Square Museum.
Some final details...
For the updated list of attendees, click here.
To download and print the flyer for free admission, click here.
For directions and information for Heritage Square Museum, click here.
Don't miss this fun day with special presentations on fundraising and local preservation at 12pm and 3pm, respectively, as well as family activities, crafts, food for sale, and tours of the historic homes at this 40-year-old museum. Parking is free, or "Go Metro" to the Heritage Square Gold Line station and ride a classic car to the event!
Special thanks to our sponsors:
L.A. City Councilman Ed Reyes
The Spectra Company
See you there!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
"City of the Seekers" Tour Explores Historic Religious Sites
Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join the Los Angeles Conservancy and its Modern Committee for a special, one-time tour of historic sites related to spiritual organizations that are deeply woven into the history of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles has long been considered a place of reinvention and creation, be it in the arts, architecture, personal identity, spirituality, or virtually any other aspect of life. The city is home to a number of religious sites and organizations, many of whom started or took root here. “City of the Seekers” will celebrate this unique identity and the historic, often innovative architecture that embodies it. Tour stops include:
- Angelus Temple (1923) in Echo Park, one of the most recognizable religious sites in Los Angeles, home of Aimee Semple McPherson’s Foursquare Gospel church, and one of only seven Los Angeles structures designated as a National Historic Landmark (the highest form of designation in the U.S.)
- Bonnie Brae House (1896) in Historic Filipinotown, whose modern façade belies its significance as the birthplace of the modern Pentecostal movement in North America
- Chapel of the Jesus Ethic (1966) in Glendale, a modern gem located on the Glendale campus of the Foundation of Niscience (which means “knowing”)
- Philosophical Research Society (1936) in Los Feliz, a Mayan Revival complex designed by architect Robert Stacy-Judd and home to the nonprofit Philosophical Research Society, founded in 1934 by Manly P. Hall
- Self-Realization Fellowship Mother Center (1909) in the former Mount Washington Hotel, which since 1925 has been the international headquarters of the Self-Realization Fellowship founded by Paramahansa Yogananda, widely considered the father of Yoga in the West
Tickets are $30, $25 for Los Angeles Conservancy members, and $10 for kids twelve and under. All proceeds benefit the L.A. Conservancy's efforts to safeguard the historic resources of L.A. County.
Hope to see you there!
Monday, March 9, 2009
With over 65 groups joining for L.A. Heritage day on Sunday, March 22, 2009, you don't want to miss this annual event.
This open-air festival brings together dozens of local heritage groups to reconnect the public with greater Los Angeles’ vast range of cultural institutions and resources. Admission is free for anyone who downloads the flyer, and $5 without the flyer.
L.A. Heritage Day offers something for everyone— historic homes; a scavenger hunt and other activities for kids and families; panel discussions about culture, preservation, and tips for promoting local heritage; and the chance to learn about a variety of local preservation organizations, museums, and historical societies.
For an area widely misperceived as having no "real" history, the Los Angeles region has more than 200 historical organizations, societies, and museums dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich and varied pasts of various regions, industries, and individuals. The L.A. Heritage Alliance is a network of these groups formed in 2008 to unify and leverage their efforts.
Heritage Square Museum is located along the Arroyo Seco in northeast Los Angeles. This living history museum tells the story of Los Angeles’ development through historic structures that were relocated to the site to save them from demolition. For more information, visit www.heritagesquare.org or call 323-225-2700 x221.
Monday, March 2, 2009
African American Firefighter Museum
Alhambra Preservation Group
Arroyo Arts Collective
Art Deco Society of Los Angeles
Associated Historical Societies of Los Angeles County
Autry National Center's Southwest Museum
Azusa Street Mission & Historical Society
Boyle Heights Historical Society
California Art Club
California Preservation Foundation
Canoga Park-Owensmouth Historical Society
City of Los Angeles, Office of Historic Resources
Culinary Historians of Southern California
Cultural Heritage Foundation of Southern California
Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society
Echo Park Historical Society
Friends of La Laguna
Friends of the Gamble House
Friends of the Southwest Museum
Grier Musser Museum
Heritage Square Museum
Highland Park Heritage Trust
Historic Adamson House/Malibu Lagoon Museum
Historical Society of Southern California
Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
Lanterman House Museum
Las Angelitas del Pueblo
Little Landers Historical Society
Long Beach Heritage
Los Angeles City Historical Society
Los Angeles Conservancy
Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Los Encinos Docent Association
Montebello Historical Society
Monterey Park City Historical Society
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Olmsted District Preservation Association
Point Fermin Lighthouse
Rancho Los Alamitos
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
San Fernando Valley Historical Society
San Marino Heritage
San Marino Historical Society
Santa Monica Conservancy
Society of Architectural Historians - Southern California Chapter
Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society
Venice Historical Society
West Adams Heritage Association
Western Educators, Shooters, and Troopers
William S. Hart Park and Museum
Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society
The Yesteryears Dancers
L.A. Heritage Day is presented by the Los Angeles Heritage Alliance and is sponsored by Project Restore, Preservation Arts, L.A. City Councilman Ed Reyes, and the Spectra Company.