We are being hosted by the LA84 Foundation at their facility, located at:
2141 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90018
See you there!
Blog of the Los Angeles City Historical Society
Our Gala’s keynote speaker is former Los Angeles Times art reporter Suzanne Muchnic, whose book, “LACMA So Far: Portrait of a Museum in the Making,” recounts the 61-year evolution of L.A.’s County Museum of Art.
This year LACHS’ honors will go to Betsy Kalin, the director and producer of East L.A. Interchange; to Las Angelitas del Pueblo, the volunteer-docents group that offers free walking tours in Los Angeles Plaza Historic District; and to Dr. Viet Thanh Nguyen, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel “The Sympathizer.”
10:00 am to 1:00 p.m.
To mark Knott’s 75th anniversary this year, we will do a walking tour of the park’s original core for LACHS members age 40 or older. Paid park admission not needed unless you want to spend the day. Free three-hour parking at the California MarketPlace parking lot with a proof of purchase from one of its shops or restaurants. Tour Cost: $15 per person. If you are not a member, here’s how to join.
Click here to order your tickets.
Re-edited version of our 3rd Marie Northrop lecture from June 5 featuring newly digitized footage from the city archives. The presentation was such a runaway hit that many had to be turned away at the door because every seat in the auditorium was taken. Our new and improved version of the lecture is offered for all who missed it the first time — or would like to see it again.