San Fernando Valley Historical Society

Andres Pico Adobe

Andres Pico Adobe

10940 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA  91346

818-365-7810

Hours:
Monday, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Except holidays)
Every Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Available daily for group and private tours by
appointment, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lankershim Reading Room

Lankershim Reading Room

10940 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA  91346

818-365-7810

Hours:
Monday, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Except holidays)
Every Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Available daily for group and private tours by
appointment, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pioneer Cemetery

Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

14451 Bledsoe Street,
Sylmar 91342 (Corner of Foothill & Bledsoe)

818-365-5860 or 818-970-1286

Hours:
Third Saturdays of every month, 9 a.m. - Noon (rain or shine)
Group tours & historical research are by appointment.

Saturday, December 2: Las Posadas at the Adobe

It’s that time of year again!  Everyone is invited to our annual Las Posadas event, which will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at the Andres Pico Adobe in Mission Hills.  We will be opening the gates at 4:30 p.m. and the procession will begin at 5:15 p.m.  After the procession, there will be refreshments and caroling lead by local nuns in the courtyard area.  We will also be having a piñata, and we are anticipating a visit from Santa, too!  Our rain date for this event will be Saturday, December 9th.  

The term “Las Posadas” refers to an inn or lodging, specifically the inn from the Nativity story when Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem for a census where Jesus is born.  A traditional event would have people dressing as Joseph, Mary, shepherds and angels all traveling from house to house looking for a place to stay.  At each stop they are turned away after being told that there is no room. At the final house, they are offered a place in a stable. During the procession songs are sung to help tell the story.  We hope that you will make plans to join us for this exciting event!

Andres Pico Adobe Park Available for Party Rentals

Are you planning an upcoming event?  Maybe a birthday party, christening, wedding reception, anniversary party, or reunion?  You can rent the park Tuesdays through Saturdays. (Because of our tour schedule, we don’t rent on Sundays or Mondays).  There is a $100 deposit, and then the cost for having the park for the day is $450. Renters have access to the park from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.  No alcohol is permitted on the grounds per City ordinance.  There is a limit of 100 guests at each party.  Contact us at 818-365-7810 or sfvhistory@gmail.com for more information.

Adobe Open House

The Andres Pico Adobe is now open every Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Invite a friend to tour the beautiful 1834 era two-story home as you learn about San Fernando Valley History and see historic artifacts on display. Learn how a player piano works and listen to an original Edison phonograph. Check out the carreta that was once housed at the San Fernando Mission and learn about the railroad flagman’s shanty and Lankershim Reading Room. There’s much to see and do, including brick making and often quilting and other hands on demonstrations for people of all ages. We hope to see you there. Stop by between 1-4 p.m. Parking and Admission are free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Private, school & group tours are also available (please call 818-365-7810 for more info).

Pioneer Cemetery Open House

Each month several of our volunteers open the Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar for free tours.  This month, the Cemetery will be open on Saturday, November 18, from 9 a.m. until noon.  There are many interesting stories of those interred here…please join us for a tour!

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Activities at the Andres Pico Adobe Park are presented in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks