Wednesday, April 14, 2010

L.A. Heritage Day a Success!

On April 11, 2010 over 1200 people -- from as far away as Newport and Santa Barbara -- descended on to Heritage Square Museum for the L.A. Heritage Alliance's 3rd Annual LA Heritage Day. There was a line when the gates opened at 11am, and even as the event drew to a close a 4pm, people were still trying to gain entrance! All in attendance agreed that this was the best event yet for heritage organizations in LA County (and beyond!) to connect with each other and reach out to others to promote our shared heritage.

This success was due in large part to the work of the participating groups that each helped promote the event, as well as the media attention the event garnered. Pre-event coverage could be found online, in newspapers like L.A. Weekly and The L.A. Times, and even on TV on Fox11!

People rode their bikes, took the Metro, and drove to the event in numbers rarely seen at the impressive museum. And when they arrived, they were greeted by Pink's hot dogs, which sold out its regular and vegetarian dogs, and even ran out of chili and kraut!

With results like this, next year is sure to be even more successful!

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