LACHS Annual Gala

Los Angeles is a treasure trove of historic sites. For its annual awards dinner LACHS endeavors to select venues which are centrally located within miles of the city’s center and City Hall. These have included Doheny Library at USC, First Congregational Church of Los Angeles  and the Police Academy.

2016 - Huffington Center at THE Saint Sophia Cathedral

Photo:  Michael Locke

Awards were presented and dinner served in the Huffington Center of Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral on November 15 & the evening included a tour of the ornate sanctuary.

2015 - Bullocks Wilshire (Southwestern Law SchooL)

Photo:  Michael Locke

Brunch was served in the Louis XVI Room of the former Bullocks Wilshire Department Store, today’s Southwestern School of Law, on November 15.


2014 - Yamashiro Hollywood

Photo:    Michael Locke

Hollywood’s hillside Yamashiro Restaurant was the setting December 3 when outgoing City Councilmember Tom LaBonge was honored.

2013 - Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Photo:  Michael Locke

Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s multimillion dollar renovation brought the Society to its sanctuary and banquet rooms on December 10.


2012 - Los Angeles Fire Department Museum

Photo:  Michael Locke

On December 11, six awards were presented at a dinner at the Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society’s Hollywood Museum.

2011 - Doheny Memorial Library (AT USC)

Photo:  Michael Locke

The December 13 evening was held at USC’s Edward L. Doheny Jr. Library & drew a sellout crowd.



2010 - Pilgrim School

On December 14, cocktails in the new Fine Arts Center at Pilgrim School and dinner in the Barnum Room of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, both at 6th Street and Commonwealth Avenue. 

2009 - Los Angeles Police MUSEUM

Los Angeles Times writer Bill Boyarsky spoke on his book “Inventing L.A.” at the Police Academy on December 8.