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save the dateSunday, November 15, 2015
The glorious former Bullocks Wilshire building
Southwestern Law School
3050 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Invitation, Pricing, and Ticket Purchase Link to follow.

For sponsorship or event details, please send us an email.

Walking Tour of Chinatown

(A Los Angeles City Historical Society membership event)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 12 noon

We will meet at the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, 411 Bernard Street, Los Angeles, north of the Empress Pavilion. Our tour moderator will be Eugene Moy, past president of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and current board member of the Chinese American Museum.

Please note: A $12 donation is requested and our tour group is limited to 20 people.*

*Be sure to e-mail Sandi Hemmerlein: lacityhistoryevents@gmail.com

Click here for Chinatown Walking Tour ticket information

“Chinatown and Beyond: How Chinese-Americans helped build Los Angeles and California

Sunday, June 7, 2015, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm

An illustrated presentation will be made by Eugene Moy, past president of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and board member of the Chinese American Museum

Marie Northrop Lectures are held in the Mark Taper Auditorium, on the first floor of Central Library downtown, at 640 W. 5th Street. Los Angeles.

For handicap-accessibility accommodation, please call the Central Library at 213-228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.
ADMITTANCE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The library garage is located on the east side of Flower Street, just south of 5th Street.  Please note that Flower Street is one-way, south.
Parking is available after 1:00 pm for $1 and a library card.

Pico Union photo

On Saturday, March 21, a dozen members  of the Los Angeles City  Historical Society  visited a multi-faith cultural arts center known as the Pico Union Project.  The project director, Craig Taubman, told them how five years ago he became aware that the building, constructed in 1909 as a conservative Jewish temple, was for sale.  Purchasing it from a congregation of Welch Presbyterians, Taubman has led an effort to resume Jewish worship there while welcoming 5 other religious organizations the use of the renovated historic structure. Located at 1153 Valencia Street, not far from the intersection of Pico and Union, it is welcoming a local largely immigrant Hispanic community for social service programs.

 

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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.

What Happened to the Ethnic Communities of Historic Los Angeles, Part2?

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

Jewish Community

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

French Community

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

Chinese Community 

Eugene W. Moy, Board of Directors, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

 

Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Los Angeles Central Library
Mark Taper Auditorium on the first floor
640 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles 90071

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.

 

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

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.

Workman Temple Event Flyer.

What Happened to the Ethnic Communities of Historic Los Angeles?

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

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