Southern California, Los Angeles especially, has some of the most fascinating history. Unfortunately, for a long time many of the structures and places that make up that history have been destroyed. It wasn't until the late 1960s that preservation became a concern. On March 6, 1969 the last two Victorian-era structures located in the area of Los Angeles known as Bunker Hill were saved from demolition and moved to the Heritage Square Museum. This coming March 7, the Heritage Square Museum will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with the unveiling of a newly rebuilt veranda at the Longfellow-Hastings Octagon Home. Visit the Los Angeles Heritage Alliance blog for more info and links.
Also coming up at the Heritage Square Museum is LA HERITAGE DAY! On March 22, 2009 from 11am - 4pm there will be discussion about culture, preservation, and information on local museums and historical societies. Numerous heritage groups will be present including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, American Cinematheque, Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, Hollywood Heritage, and the Los Angeles Conservancy just to name a few.
Mark your calendars!
Thanks for posting the info about LA Heritage Day. As of today, we are at about 42 groups (and growing), so there should be something for everyone.
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