24th Annual Marie Northrop Lecture Series

Breaking Through the Pavement: A New Look at LA’s Past
This is Los Angeles
Movies Made By and About the City
Sunday, June 5, 2016  2-4p.m.
Presented by Michael Holland
City archivist in the Office of the City Clerk and a Board member of LACHS
Michael Holland is the city archivist for Los Angeles and manages historical city government records for the Office of the City Clerk. He contributes the “History Comes Alive!” column to the LA City Employee newspaper “Alive!” Some of the columns have been adapted for radio and have been recorded for NPR affiliate KPCC’s “Off-Ramp” program. He has recently been seen on KCET’s “Lost LA” series and is the curator of the current Marie Northrop lecture series at the Mark Taper Auditorium for the Los Angeles City Historical Society.
This screening will present a side of Los Angeles mostly unknown to the general public. Recently digitized films and videos from the city archives capture scenes from various city departments such as the LAPD and Public Works. Recruiting and training evolve alongside city scenes and landscapes that have changed to be unrecognizable in some places. Join us as we take a new look at L.A. through its home movies. Rated G for all audiences.
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, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles.
For any handicap accessibility accomodations, call the Library at (213)228-7430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.
The library garage is located on the east side of Flower Street, just south of 5th Street. Flower Street is one-way, south.
Parking is $1 after 1:00pm with a library card.


2nd Marie Northrop Lecture

Los Angeles Wine History

from the Mission Era to the Present

Sunday, April 3, 2016

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Central Library
Mark Taper Auditorium
630 W. 5th Street, 2nd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Author Stuart Douglass Byles traces L.A.’s little-known wine tradition through vintner history in the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys, Anaheim, Rancho Cucamonga, Temecula Valley and Malibu. Also detailed: the heritage of San Antonio Winery in downtown Los Angeles, last winery standing from the pueblo’s mission era. COST: Free







Meet me at Third & Fairfax

Farmer’s Market Tour
Friday, March 18, 2016
2:00 p.m. 
The Original Farmer’s Market
6333 W. 3rd Street near Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Cost: Free Members Only


RSVP to lacityhistoryevents@gmail.com 

Annual Vintage Fashion Show

Fashion, manners and customs through the ages

Sunday, April 16, 2016

11:00 a.m. (Show starts at 11:30)

Heritage Square Museum

3800 Homer Street

Los Angeles, CA 90031-1530

Cost: $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-12. Museum members receive a 25% discount on the cost of admission.

Advance reservations for this event are required. Online ticketing is not available. Call the museum box office at (323) 225-2700 ext. 223 to make your purchase. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.


Interviewing Techniques

This Genealogy Garage workshop is hosted by the Southern California Genealogical Society, GSHA-SC, and the History & Genealogy Dept. of LAPL’s Central Library

Saturday, April  16, 2016
11:00 am -1:00 pm

Richard J. Riordan Central Library
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles CA
History & Genealogy Dept.
Lower Level 420 Meeting Room

Veteran genealogist Donie Nelson offers tips on how to conduct a basic genealogical interview.




4th Annual Riverside Tamale Festival & La Placita Streetfair

Saturday, April 16, 2016

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

White Park

3885 Market Street

Riverside, CA

A colorful and tasty event to benefit the Spanish Town Heritage Foundation. Live entertainment, kids zone, tamale-eating contest. Cost: $5 donation for an individual or family of four. Under 12 years, free. No dogs other than service dogs permitted.


Vital Records: How to Get Them, What Do They Reveal?

A workshop by veteran genealogist Donie Nelson

Saturday, March 26, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon

Santa Fe Springs City Library
11700 Telegraph Rd
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

A library workshop for novices and seasoned genealogical researchers. Admission is free.

http://www.santafesprings.org/library/library calendar.asp


Obituaries: Where to Look, What You Might Find

A Genealogy Garage workshop led by George Mouchet, Antelope Valley Genealogical Society

Saturday, March 19, 2016

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Richard J. Riordan Central Library
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles CA
History & Genealogy Dept.
Lower Level 420 Meeting Room

Genealogy Garage workshops are limited to 12 attendees, so you must register in advance. To RSVP: Call Central Library at 213-228-7000 and ask for the History & Genealogy Dept. Make your reservation for this workshop, giving your name and e-mail address or phone number so you can be notified if the event is unexpectedly cancelled.


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

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