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Los Angeles City Historical Society Annual Gala & Awards Ceremony

Los Angeles City Historical Society Annual Gala & Awards Ceremony

Entrance to Griffith Park.  Photo: Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection / Los Angeles Public Library

Entrance to Griffith Park. Photo: Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection / Los Angeles Public Library

The Los Angeles City Historical Society will host its 2019 annual awards banquet at the Wilson Harding Club House in Griffith Park on Sunday, March 10, 2019, with the social hour starting at 12 pm, followed by brunch and the program. The cost to attend is $55.  Parking is free. 

We are honored to have two exciting speakers, Mike Eberts, professor of journalism at Glendale Community College and author of the definitive book on Griffith Park, Griffith Park:  A Centennial Historyand Carolyn Brucken, PhD, curator of the upcoming year-long exhibit on Griffith Park at the Autry Museum. 

 In addition, each year at the gala, the Society recognizes a set of exceptional individuals and organizations who have contributed to the greater understanding and awareness of Los Angeles history. This year, the LACHS is presenting six awards to the following for their noteworthy efforts:  

 David G. Cameron Preservation Award – Center for the Study of Political Graphics

J. Thomas Owen History Award – Thomas Pinney, PhD

Miriam Matthews Ethnic History Award – Marne L. Campbell, PhD

Honorary Life Member Award – Alan Hess

Archives Education and Advocacy Award – Xaviera Flores Schmied 

Los Angeles Community Empowerment Award – Self Help Graphics & Art


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