EVENT – LA Heritage Day

LAHD+2010+FlyerWHEN: Sunday, April 11th, 2010, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street
COST: Free admission if you download the flyer (you can also click on the image at right and print that) $5 without the flyer. Pink’s will be there, so bring some hot dog money too!

Feel like embracing some of the incredible history surrounding you? Here’s a great chance! On the 11th of April, the LA Heritage Alliance will be hosting the Third Annual LA Heritage Day. There will be tours of fantastic historic homes, a scavenger hunt, and a variety of presentations, readings, performances, and even cooking lessons!

“In an area sometimes perceived as having no ‘real’ history, L.A. Heritage Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about and enjoy the fascinating people, places and events that have shaped Southern California,” said Cindy Olnick, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Conservancy. “It is also a chance to learn about the incredible variety of local preservation groups, museums, libraries and historical societies serving today throughout Los Angeles County.”

Participating organizations include: The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles; American Cinemateque; Arroyo Arts Collective; Beverly Hills Historical Society; California Art Club; City of Los Angeles, Office of Historic Resources; Claremont Heritage; Culinary Historians of Southern California; Cultural Heritage Foundation of Southern California; Culver City Historical Society; Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum; Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society; Friends of La Laguna; Hancock Park / Windsor Square Historical Society; Highland Park Heritage Trust; Historic Adamson House/Malibu Lagoon Museum; Hollywood Heritage; the L.A. Historic Theatre Foundation; Lanterman House Museum; Las Angelitas del Pueblo; Leonis Adobe; Los Angeles City Historical Society; Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust; the Los Angeles Conservancy; Los Encinos Docent Association; Monterey Park City Historical Society; Montebello Historical Society; Muckenthaler Cultural Center; Olmsted District Preservation Association; Point Fermin Lighthouse; Pomona Heritage; Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site; San Fernando Valley Historical Society; Santa Monica Conservancy; Venice Historical Society; Whittier Conservancy; West Adams Heritage Association; Western Educators, Shooters, and Troopers; and William S. Hart Park and Museum

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7 Responses to “EVENT – LA Heritage Day”

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  3. Laurie Wagoner says:

    The Hale House was once owned by a member of my family, Spencer. R. Thorpe, when it was located on Pasadena Ave. in Highland Park.He was the third owner of the house, purchasing it in 1898. He rashly traded it for the American Auditorium Building in Chicago in 1901. I have been to see it several times at Heritage Park. Good to know that it has been preserved as part of Los Angeles’ history. It is a magnificant home.

  4. Laurie:

    Please contact us if you would like to share any family history we may not have. My number is (323) 225-2700 ext. 221 if you’d like to talk.


    Brian Sheridan
    Heritage Square Museum

    • Laurie Wagoner says:


      I have a very large family history written by Maner L. Thorpe,Ph.D. and a distant cousin of mine which I would be happy to share if you do not already have information from this source. Maner is the grandson of Spencer Thorpe who owned the Hale House. Spencer was quite a colorful character having had a hand in developing a lot of downtown L.A. including the Mayfair Hotel.

      Let me know if you are interested in this history. I live in Arcadia, only a short drive away from Heritage Sq.


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