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.

July 28: Doña Bernarda Ruiz - How a Woman Peacefully Changed California History

Bernarda Ruiz de RodriguezOn Thursday, July 28th at 7 p.m., historian and SFVHS Board Director Michael Crosby returns to tell the story of Bernarda Ruiz de Rodriguez, a wealthy, educated woman from Santa Barbara, who negotiated a "generous peace" with Lt. Colonel John C. Frémont and General Andrés Pico, and led to the signing of the Treaty of Cahuenga (Capitulation of Cahuenga), ending the Mexican-American War in California. An author, librarian, and archivist who grew up in the San Fernando Valley, Michael has also served as president, vice president, and archivist of the Los Encinos Docent Association at Los Encinos State Historic Park. This free presentation will be in the courtyard of the Andrés Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills. To celebrate the Society’s 73rd anniversary, free cake and ice cream will be served prior to the outdoor presentation to ensure a darker sky. Also, individual SFVHS memberships will be half price at this event!

September 18: Grand Opening Native American Indian Gallery

SFVHS will celebrate the grand opening of its “Native American Indian Gallery," a permanent exhibit recognizing the art and culture of the first peoples of North America, on Sunday, September 18 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Andres Pico Adobe in Mission Hills. Featuring artworks and artifacts from the SFVHS’s unique donated collections, the exhibit will include selected pieces from the renowned Paul Knapp and Eileen Weissberg collections of arrowheads and bead jewelry, as well as other historical objects from approximately 15 Native American tribes throughout the United States.  The Andres Pico Adobe Park is located at 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills (across from the Mission Hills Post Office).The public event is free; limited parking is available and carpools are recommended. For more information, please call 818-365-7810.

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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