June 26: Jack Feldman Speaks on History of LADWP

Our June 26, Jack Feldman will relate the history of the L.A. Department of Water and Power. Jackretired from the LADWP in 2006 after 34-plus years. Since retiring, Jack has been involved withKiwanis, Koreh L.A., and Neighborhood Council. He currently serves on the Executive Boardof the Water and Power Associates, a non-profit group focused on educate about energy issues. Jack helped create a website about energy issues that also includes a "virtual museum" of over 7,000 historical photos of early L.A. emphasizing how electricity and water influenced theCity's development. This virtual museum can be found at http://waterandpower.org/museum/museum.html. This meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the NewLife Church in Porter Ranch on the corner of Chatsworth and Reseda.

July 24: Shel Weisbach to Speak on SFV Architecture

Our July 24th meeting will feature a return engagement from Shel Weisbach and hiswonderful stories about San Fernando Valley architecture. Since his last talk last January, Shel has been busy scouring the communities of the San Fernando Valley for more interesting homes, businesses, and out of the way places. He has a plethora of new pictures to show us and many interesting stories about histime spent hunting for these unique pieces of architecture. Please save this date!

Through June 30: Wedding Dress Exhibit at Andres Pico Adobe

In honor of "wedding season" we have brought out some of the wedding dresses from our Historic Clothing collection to exhibit around the Adobe. (We also appreciate those that are on temporary loan for this special showing.) We are fortunate to have dresses that date from the mid-1800s up to 2010 on display. We also have wedding announcements, invitations, photos, and an "example" cake to help add ambiance. These items will be on display at the Adobe through the end of June.

Schedule of Upcoming Events:

June 15 ~ Sunday ~ Adobe Open House: 1 pm ~ 4 pm
June 15 ~ Sunday ~ Father’s Day 
June 16 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open: 10 am ~ 4 pm
June 21 ~ Saturday ~ Pioneer Cemetery Open: 9 am ~ Noon
June 23 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open: 10 am ~ 4 pm
June 26 ~ Thursday ~ Jack Feldman Speaks on History of LADWP
June 30 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open: 10 am ~ 4 pm
July 7 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open: 10 am ~ 4 pm
July 14 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open: 10 am ~ 4 pm
July 19 ~ Saturday ~ Pioneer Cemetery Open: 9 am ~ Noon
July 20 ~ Sunday ~ Adobe Open House: 1 pm ~ 4 pm
July 21 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open: 10 am ~ 4 pm
July 24 ~ Thursday ~ Shel Weisbach Speaks on San Fernando Valley Architecture
July 28 ~ Monday ~ Adobe Open: 10 am ~ 4 pm

Andres Pico Adobe

The Andres Pico Adobe is one of the oldest residences in the City of Los Angeles. It represents a bygone era and the rich historical past of the San Fernando Valley. Inside are museum displays of native American beads, Mission and Spanish-Mexican era artifacts, costumes and clothing that span more than a century, and furniture from the Victorian era, when the Adobe was home to members of the Pico family.

Andres Pico Adobe
The Society is caretaker of the
Andres Pico Adobe and the
Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar

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Past Events

San Fernando Valley Historical Society & L.A. Mission College Drama Club Debut Ghost Tour Fundraiser at Pioneer Cemetery
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Lankershim Reading Room Sets
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Catarina & Romulo Pico

General Andres Pico

Pio Pico - Last Mexican
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