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.

September 22:  Del Valle & Romulo Pico: What Was Their Connection?

Teresa Diaz of Ramona Parlor #109, Native Sons of the Golden West, will talk about the history of the Parlor and Reginaldo Francisco del Valle’s connection to Rómulo Pico. Del Valle served as a state Senator and Assemblyman and is recognized as a forefather of UCLA. Parlor #109 the second oldest NSGW parlor in Southern California and was chartered on June 9, 1887. The Parlor manages the Ramona Museum of California History in San Gabriel (open every Saturday from 1-4 p.m). This talk will take place at the Andrés Pico Adobe and will begin at 7 p.m.  The program and refreshments are free although donations are gratefully accepted.

September 25: Grand Opening Native American Indian Gallery

Come celebrate the grand opening of the SFVHS "Native American Indian Gallery," a
permanent exhibit recognizing the art and culture of the first peoples of North
America, on Sunday, September 25 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Andrés Pico Adobe. This special event will include traditional storytelling, children's games, hands-on crafts, jewelry, and information shared by local indigenous groups. The gallery features artwork and artifacts from the SFVHS’s unique donated collections, including arrowheads, bead jewelry, and other historical objects from many Native American tribes throughout the United States. The public event is free; limited parking is available and carpools are recommended. For more information, please call 818-365-7810.

September 9-October 10: The Civil War Remembered

Civil War enthusiasts and history buffs will enjoy "The Civil War Remembered,” a new theatrical experience that retells stories of everyday heroes from the American Civil War at the Eclectic Company Theatre at 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd in Valley Village. Written and directed by Maureen Lucy O’Connell and produced by Siobhan Gilreath, the show is suitable for children ages 12 and above. A few cast members appeared at our 2015 Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer Cemetery where they performed songs and vignettes from "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory - Reflections on the Civil War.” Tickets are $20 at the door or online at http://civilwarremembered.com/. Discounted tickets for SFVHS members are available by email spooniad2014@gmail.com  (please mention SFVHS). For more information, call (818) 643-1662.

October 15: Atlas Obscura Society’s Flashlight Tour at Pioneer Cemetery

On Saturday, October 15 at 6:30, join Curbed and KCET’s Hadley Meares on an adventure to explore the historic Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar by flashlight. The old graveyard is the second oldest cemetery in the San Fernando Valley. Tickets are on sale now at Flashlight Tour.  For more information, read Hadley's article: What Lies Beneath: The Many Mysteries of Pioneer Cemetery.

October 29: More Halloween Fun at Pioneer Cemetery

A special Halloween-themed movie screening and after-dark tour of Pioneer Cemetery will be offered for one night only - Saturday, October 29, 2016. Admission will be $10 per person at the door and please bring your own blanket or chair (recommended). Refreshments will be available for purchase.

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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