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.

October 26: Karie Bible Shares Love of L.A., Hollywood Forever and Beyond

Karie BibleKarie Bible will share her work as a tour guide at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery at our October 26th speaker meeting, including her role as the reigning Lady in Black honoring silent film star Rudolph Valentino.

A noted lecturer, Karie is an expert on vintage Hollywood movies and culture. She co-authored the book Location Filming in Los Angeles with historians Marc Wanamaker and Harry Medved, and also co-authored Hollywood Celebrates the Holidays with Mary Mallory.

In addition, Karie has appeared in Hollywood-themed segments for Turner Classic Movies and on CNN, The History Channel, Travel Channel, BBC and Retirement Television. Born with two different colored eyes with the last name "Bible" on Halloween night, Karie was destined to be unique. Her passion for history and Hollywood's past led her to starting a Hollywood Forever cemetery tour in 2002. Please join us for a most unusual historical experience at 7 p.m. at the New Life Church of the Nazarene, 10650 Reseda Blvd. in Porter Ranch (at the corner of Chatsworth and Reseda Blvd.).  This meeting is free and is open to the public (although donations are gratefully accepted).

Andres Pico Adobe Park Available for Party Rentals

Are you planning an upcoming event?  Maybe a birthday party, christening, wedding reception, anniversary party, or reunion?  You can rent the park Tuesdays through Saturdays. (Because of our tour schedule, we don’t rent on Sundays or Mondays).  There is a $100 deposit, and then the cost for having the park for the day is $450. Renters have access to the park from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.  No alcohol is permitted on the grounds per City ordinance.  There is a limit of 100 guests at each party.  Contact us at 818-365-7810 or sfvhistory@gmail.com for more information.

Adobe Open House

The Andres Pico Adobe is now open every Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Invite a friend to tour the beautiful 1834 era two-story home as you learn about San Fernando Valley History and see historic artifacts on display. Learn how a player piano works and listen to an original Edison phonograph. Check out the carreta that was once housed at the San Fernando Mission and learn about the railroad flagman’s shanty and Lankershim Reading Room. There’s much to see and do, including brick making and often quilting and other hands on demonstrations for people of all ages. We hope to see you there. Stop by between 1-4 p.m. Parking and Admission are free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Private, school & group tours are also available (please call 818-365-7810 for more info).

Pioneer Cemetery Open House

Each month several of our volunteers open the Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar for free tours.  This month, the Cemetery will be open on Saturday, October 21, from 9 a.m. until noon.  There are many interesting stories of those interred here…please join us for a tour!

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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