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)

818-365-7810 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 26: Hobby and Art Show at the Adobe

Doll Art ShowOn Thursday, September 26 at the Andres Pico Adobe we offer a great opportunity to see amazing collections and hand made art! Planned displays include medical quackery, quilting, antique purses and compacts, woodworking, vintage dolls, hand made soaps, and more! Some artists may have items for sale. You don't want to miss:

* Metal art by artist Darlene Kerns

* Photo exhibit by Valley Haunts

* Model T Club of America

This is a free event but donations are welcome.

Parking is limited so come early for a good space. Address is 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills.

OCTOBER 5: Plan 9 from Outer Space 60th Anniversary Screening at Pioneer Cemetery

Plan 9 Movie screeningCome see the spooktacular Ed Wood cult classic “Plan 9 from Outer Space ” at our own Pioneer Cemetery and celebrate the fabled film’s 60th anniversary on Saturday, October 5 at 7 p.m. You don’t want to miss this once-in-a lifetime opportunity to see this extremely Valley-centric movie under the stars at the Pioneer Cemetery, the San Fernando Valley’s second oldest cemetery and an actual filming location for what has been called “The best worst movie ever made.” Plan 9 was classic horror film actor Bela Lugosi’s last movie and also starred Maila Nurmi, known as TV’s horror host “Vampira.” We will be joined by Craig Owens of Bizarre Los Angeles and author of “Haunted by History, Vol. 1” who will introduce the film. Tickets are available for $13 through Eventbrite or at the door. Proceeds will benefit the cemetery.

This event is sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Historical Society, Valley Haunts, and Hollywood Exhumed. Popcorn and water will be available for purchase (cash only). You may bring your own food/drink (no alcohol). Street parking only. Bring your own chair and flashlight. Wear closed-toe shoes (think gopher holes and red ants… it is a cemetery!)

Wanted: Tour Guides

Do you love history? (Of course you do!) Would you like to share your enthusiasm with school children as they tour the Andres Pico Adobe? You may be the person we are looking for! We need folks to help with the tours for children and adults. Tours are typically in the morning during the week. You might show children how the wash was done back in the day with a washboard and wringer, or show them how kitchen gadgets were used. Or maybe you have an expertise to share like spinning or weaving? You can help as much or as little as your time allows. You need not be an expert, just willing to learn a bit at time. Come join us! Contact the SFVHS office for more information.

Curiouser and Curiouser: What Do You Want to Learn About?

Is there something in the Andres Pico Adobe or Pioneer Cemetery that piqued your curiosity? They are so full of interesting stories to tell and worthy of further investigation. Is there some aspect of Valley history you want to learn more about? We love researching and would enjoy providing you more information. Write us at sfvhistory@gmail.com and let us know.

Come Hold Your Next Party at the Beautiful Andres Pico Adobe Park

Are you looking for a lovely place to hold your next party or family reunion? Why not hold it at the Park at the Andres Pico Adobe. The trees provide lovely shade in the large grassy park. There is room for the kids to safely run around, and all at a reasonable price. The park is available Tuesdays through Saturdays (No Sundays or Mondays when the Adobe is open to the public) Contact us at 818-365-7810 or sfvhistory@gmail.com for more information. All that, and the proceeds benefit the San Fernando Valley Historical Society. What a deal!

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For those who want more of the SFVHS, we have an excellent online presence. We have a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sfvhs) which currently has over 8,000 followers. On our Facebook page we have information about upcoming events, educational information, fun Valley facts, and it is a great place to connect with other people who love the Valley! We also have Twitter and Instagram pages. These pages are a great way to interact with us, or just get a "snack sized" version of all of our wonderful educational materials. We also provide updates of upcoming events and show what happened at past events

The Adobe is Now Open Every Sunday!

The Adobe is now open for tours every Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and every Monday 10-4 p.m. We always have something new for you. Every tour guide brings his or her own expertise and enthusiasm to the tour, so every tour is a little different. Have you seen the Native American Indian Gallery? Have you seen the Railroad Shanty? Bring your friends and visit again. And again!

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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