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 3rd Sunday of the month, 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 3rd Sunday of the month, 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.

April: Bonnets On Festive Display at Andres Pico Adobe

Approximately 120 examples of old-fashioned hats from the San Fernando Valley Historical Society’s vintage fashion collection are on display at the Andres Pico Adobe through the month of April. In addition to viewing beautiful examples of chapeaux through the decades ranging from 1880s bonnets to 1960s pillboxes, visitors may gently try-on the hats and check their reflection in an antique mirror, and perhaps take a selfie to share with friends on Facebook. Vintage hatboxes, hat stands, a few men’s hats, and photographs of women in hats are also part of the display. The festive display is available to enjoy on Monday’s 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Andres Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills.

April 27th Speaker: Shmuel Gonzales presents "Boyle Heights - Memories of Brooklyn Avenue, The History of Jews in the Barrio"

Shmuel Gonzales (a.k.a "The Barrio Boychik") is a historian and community organizer from Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles. His passion is for documenting the multicultural, immigrant history of the community from the perspective of a native. His roots in the neighborhood date back to 1896 when his family immigrated from Mexico to this community that was soon bustling with Russians, Japanese, Armenians and many Jewish immigrants. Though the neighborhood has greatly changed since then, today it is a vibrant Mexican American enclave of culture and art, that still holds many hints to its past.

Several notable buildings and legacy sites in Boyle Heights uniquely display the fascinating history of the Jewish community of Los Angeles during the first half of the 20th century. Shmuel explores these sites with special affection as a Jewish person, a Latino of Sephardic Jewish roots and as a religious convert to Judaism. Mr. Gonzales serves as religious teacher and trustee at Beth Shalom of Whittier.
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This event is free and open to the public at the New Life Church in Porter Ranch​, 10650 Reseda Blvd, Porter Ranch​.

There will be a free door prize drawing and light refreshments. Parking is free. Donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated.

Further information is also available on the Facebook page.

Save the Date: Monday, May 29, 2017 for Memorial Day at Pioneer Cemetery

Join the San Fernando Valley Historical Society for a heart-felt hometown Memorial Day Observance at the historic San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery in Sylmar from 11 a.m. to Noon on Monday, May 29, 2017. The cemetery is located at 14451 Bledsoe Street at the corner of Foothill Boulevard. The observance will include a rifle salute, U.S. flag-raising, and "Taps," and is conducted by community groups including the Marine Corps League, San Fernando Detachment #1277 and Boy Scout Troop 104, Mission Hills. There will be limited parking at the rear of the cemetery, so please carpool, if possible, and come early for the best seating. Gates open at 10 a.m. For additional information, please call 818-970-1286.

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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