Los Angeles City Historical Society

Save the Date

Thursday · September 7, 2017 · 11 am – 2 pm

Walking Tour of The Original Farmers

Market and the Gilmore Adobe

Enjoy a of tour led by A.F. Gilmore Company’s own archivist

(and former LACHS board member) Brett Arena.

This will be a member’s only event and include a no-host

lunch. Tickets and memberships will be available at

www.lacityhistory.eventbrite.com in early August.

A note to our members…

Due to the increasing cost of editing, printing and mailing our quarterly newsletter, we are considering change to a solely digital format for our newsletter.

The newsletter is our largest annual expense. Eliminating the printing and mailing portion of that expense would save us a considerable amount of money. We could delay raising member dues and continue to offer most of our LACHS events at low or no cost to members. It may also save a few trees. But we don’t treat this decision lightly and very much value your opinion.

Kindly let us know by e-mail — info@lacityhistory.org — how you would feel about receiving future newsletters in strictly digital format. Please note: Online copies can be downloaded and printed for easier reading.

Thank you,
Todd Gaydowski, President

We are being hosted by the LA84 Foundation at their facility, located at:

2141 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90018 

See you there!




*To order tickets, click here.

Our Annual Gala Event

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


We will be at Saint Sophia Cathedral’s

Huffington Center

1324 S. Normandie Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90006

6 p.m.  Social Hour plus a Tour of
Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

7 p.m.  Dinner plus our Awards Program
in the Huffington Center

Cathedral photo by  Andy Romanoff,  http://andyromanoff.zenfolio.com/stsaint-sophia-sanctuarysophia

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.”

You don’t want to miss this tour of the Saint Sophia Cathedral + traditional Greek food for dinner + L.A. City Historical Society’s awards ceremony. All three for $75 per person, if you are a LACHS member. If you are not, you can pay $100 for the Gala and get a one-year membership in our historical society!
Click here to make your reservation!
For more information, contact Claudine Ajeti, cajeti@aol.com.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

10:00 am to 1:00 p.m.

Knott’s Berry Farm

8039 Beach Blvd.

Buena Park, CA 90620


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.


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