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Anna SklarEvents MN 1-14-16Sunday, Feb. 21

“When Wasn’t Water the Issue in L.A., 1880-2015?”
Anna Sklar, author of Brown Acres


Sunday, Apr. 3

“Vineyards and Wineries in Los Angeles: The Beginning of California’s Wine Business”

Stuart Douglass Byles, author of Los Angeles Wine


Sunday, June 5

“This is Los Angeles — Movies Made by and About the City”

Michael Holland, city archivist in the Office of the City Clerk


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

Admittance is free and open to the public

Los Encinos State Historic Park

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
10:00 am to 12 noon
16756 Moorpark Street
Encino, CA 91436

We will tour the original eight-room adobe built by Vicente De la Osa for his family in 1849. Also the two-story limestone building and the stone-lined pond — shaped like a guitar — that two French Basques, the brothers Phillipe and Eugene Garnier, constructed in the late 1860s.

Free for LACHS members (+ 1 guest)
$10 for nonmembers



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.


Kenneth Breisch

We’ve just added photos from the Kenneth Breisch lecture, held on June 18 at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. Check them out at our Past Events and Photo Archive.

Gala 2009We’ve just added photos from our 2009 Annual Gala. Check out our Past Events and Photo Archive. We’re continuing to add more photos so check back in the next couple weeks to see more!