The Los Angeles City Historical Society invites you to its…
HOLIDAY GALA – Yamashiro Hollywood
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Reception 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 p.m.
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This lecture series is co-sponsored by Los Angeles City Historical Society and the History Department of the Richard J. Riordan Central Library. Lectures are held in the Mark Taper Auditorium, on the first floor of the Central Library (640 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles). Admittance is free and open to the public. 2015 Northrop Lectures Flyer coming soon!
Sunday, February 1, 2014, 2pm
Phil Blazer, CEO of Jewish Life Television and author of Wrestling with the Angeles, A History of Jewish L.A.
Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2pm
Helene Demeestere, co-author of Pioneers and Entrepreneurs, French Immigrants in the Making of L.A., 1827 -1927
Without an Trace – The Lost French Community of Los Angeles”Professor at Pasadena City College
Sunday, June 7, 2015, 2pm
Eugene W. Moy, Board of Directors, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
This year’s Marie Northrop Lecture Series features ethnic communities in historic Los Angeles. On June 7, Michael Okamura and Bill Watanabe will speak on L.A.’s downtown district known as Little Tokyo — from its start in 1884 through the present and plans for its future.
Admittance is free and open to the public. Parking in the underground garage is available that day for $1 (after 10 am) upon presentation of an L.A. Public Library card. You can park your car and apply for the card once inside the building. Entrance to the library garage is on the east side of Flower Street, just south of 5th Street. Flower Street is one-way, going south.
The Marie Northrop Lectures Series is co-sponsored by Los Angeles City Historical Society and the Central Library’s History Department.
Little Tokyo’s 130th Birthday Bash
Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 7:00-11:30 PM
Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Kaikan
815 E. 1st Street, Los Angeles 90012
Little Tokyo Historical Society presents a benefit dance party to commemorate the 1884 founding of Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles.
TICKETS: In advance — $35 per person; at door — $50 per person.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Tanita at 626-281-8894.
Theodore Payne Foundation’s 11th Annual Native-Plant Garden Tour
April 5 & 6, 2014, from 10:00-5:00 PM
10459 Tuxford St, Sun Valley, CA 91352
PURCHASE ONLINE at nativeplantgardentour.org — or call 818-768-1802>
Two-day self-guided tour through 42 beautiful and sustainable Los Angeles-area gardens. This year’s tour features 18 gardens NEW to the tour plus contemporary art installations at selected sites. TICKETS: $15 for TPF members, $20 for nonmembers
Remarkable Historic Homes of Pasadena
Saturday, March 30, 2014, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
TICKETS: order online at pasadenaheritage.org — or call 626-441-6333
A drive-yourself tour is presented by Pasadena Heritage will feature four historic homes, each with its own docent guides.
TICKETS IN ADVANCE: $40 for nonmembers, $35 for members. DAY OF: $5 more for each
“La Noria” is presented on World Water Day
Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 11 AM to 1 PM
Lincoln Heights Senior Citizens Center
2323 Workman Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Artist Lauren Bon (“100 Mules Walking the Aqueduct”) will present her project, a 70-foot-tall steel water wheel that will be built on the Los Angeles River near downtown. Free. FAQs: email@example.com
Members of the Los Angeles City Historical Society are cordially invited to visit the Workman and Temple family Homestead Museum, a City of Industry Historic-Cultural Landmark on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 at 10:00AM.
Free Parking. Docent tour; Q&A with LACHS Board Member Paul Workman. We will visit: Walter Temple’s Tepee, The Workman House, La Casa Nueva, and El Campo Santo Cemetery.
SIGN UP by E-MAIL to KAY TORNBORG: KXIAOJIE@ATT.NET or call her at (323)467-0287
RESERVATIONS CLOSE AT 5:00PM, FEBRUARY 6th
The six-acre site features the Workman House, an 1870s country home constructed round an 1840s adobe built by William and Nicolasa Workman; La Casa Nueva, a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival mansion noted for its architectural crafts, built by the Workmans’ grandson Walter Temple and his wife, Laura; and El Campo Santo, one of the region’s oldest private cemeteries, containing the remains of Pío Pico, the last governor of Mexican California, and many other prominent pioneer families. Following the tour we will have lunch at Casa Blanca Restaurant, which serves Mexican
food at reasonable prices. Please bring lunch money. Wear comfortable shoes.
This lecture series is co-sponsored by Los Angeles City Historical Society and the History Department of the Richard J. Riordan Central Library. Lectures are held in the Mark Taper Auditorium, on the first floor of the Central Library (640 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles). Admittance is free and open to the public. 2014 Northrop Lectures Flyer.
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 2-4p.m.
Chasing Ghosts: Chronicling Los Angeles’ Hidden Italian History
Marianna Gatto, Executive Director of the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 2-4p.m.
Central Avenue: Closing of the American West
Christopher Jimenez y West, Professor at Pasadena City College
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 2-4p.m.
Little Tokyo: 130 Years of Struggle and the Greatest Challenge is Yet to Come!
Michael Okamura, President, Little Tokyo Historical Society
Bill Watanabe and Bill Shishima, Board Members, Little Tokyo Historical Society
At the 2013 LACHS Holiday gala, Lauren Bon of Metabolic Studio will be accepting our Special Award for bringing us “100 Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct.” Lauren’s commemorative artist action celebrated the centennial of the Los Angeles Aqueduct and connected us all to our water supply. We are delighted to be able to add her to our agenda for the evening.