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.

May 24 Speaker: Lockheed Aircraft Company’s History 1912-1996

Our speaker Robert Ream (Bob) started his career at this famous aircraft company in 1971. He was a provisioning analyst – Sr. staff on the global sustainment team when he retired in 2016. Bob will be sharing the history of the company from its inception, development and early years through their involvement in the war efforts and transition to civilian aircrafts, to their merger with Martin Marietta and their departure from the Valley. Bob’s private collection of Lockheed memorabilia is on display at The Valley Relics Museum.

Free event (donations welcome) - Free parking - Refreshments served

Location: Andres Pico Adobe at 7 p.m., 10940 Sepulveda Blvd. Mission Hills 91346

Monday, May 28, 2018: Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar: Save the Date!

The San Fernando Valley Historical Society will host a free Memorial Day Observance at the historic San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery in Sylmar from 11 a.m. to Noon on Monday, May 28, 2018. The cemetery is located at 14451 Bledsoe Street at the corner of Foothill Boulevard. This is the second oldest graveyard in the San Fernando Valley and contains the remains of over 200 locals, immigrants, and five Civil War veterans. The observance will include a special dedication of the "Walk of History" featuring important dates of San Fernando Valley history engraved on bricks along a 90-foot section of walkway. Also included will be a wreath laying ceremony, U.S. flag-raising, rifle salute, and "Taps." There will be limited parking at the rear of the cemetery, so please carpool, if possible, and come before 10:30 a.m. for the best seating. Gates open at 10 a.m. For additional information call 818-970-1286.

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