December 3 and 4, 2016
This coming holiday season the West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) is planning to celebrate our 30th Annual Holiday Progressive Dinner Tour in the Western Heights neighborhood of Historic West Adams. Having been voted Curbed LA’s 2016 Neighborhood of the Year, WAHA is choosing to celebrate the multi-cultural diversity that is West Adams today.read more...
The 2016 L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference is Saturday, October 15th. This is a great opportunity to meet residents of other Los Angeles neighborhoods who are also involved in historic preservation and to share knowledge of what?s happening with historic preservation. This is sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Preservation and the Los Angeles Conservancy.
To download a PDF of the event flyer, click here.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE:
The Bumpy Road toward Civil Rights, Social Justice and Equality
The 26th Annual Living History Tour
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Saturday, September 24
Tours begin from 9 a.m. until Noon
History Comes Alive at the landmark Angelus Rosedale Cemetery on Saturday, September 24, as we explore the tumultuous journey in this nation toward equal rights for all, regardless of race, gender, or religion. At this year’s Living History Tour, visitors will “meet” historic personages whose life stories reflect the fight for a variety of civil rights, including the right to live wherever one wishes, to vote, to equal treatment, and to obtain social freedom.
Actors, in costume and at graveside with set vignettes, will give first-person portrayals of some of the people who are buried here, including a well-known suffragette who gave speeches across the state; a developer who established a resort town nicknamed the “Black Palm Springs;” a Japanese-American whose family was uprooted in 1942 and sent to a relocation camp, along with a lawyer who lobbied against these internments; one of the original elders of the oldest black church in Los Angeles; and one of the original owners of the Dunbar Hotel on Central Avenue.
Meet up at our own wonderful Baskin Robbins, 1375 W Adams Boulevard on Wednesday evening, July 13 from 6:30-8:30.
Bring the family out to support this local business and visit with neighborhood friends.
Baskins Robbins is offering WAHA members a 10% discount on ice cream, (excluding cakes) that evening with this email, the newsletter announcement or your membership card.read more...
Come celebrate the 4th of July at WAHA's annual barbecue,
where there is fun for the whole family.
The festivities begin at 11:30 and we will party on until 3 PM
at the home of Michael Shultz and Karen Snyder in Kinney Heights, 2236 W 23rd Street
If you are new to WAHA, this is a great way to meet lots of people and it is usually one of our biggest events of the year. Please do stop by before you go off to other festivities. WAHA provides hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks. Bring a potluck side or dessert to share, for at least 10 people.
We can always need help with set up and clean up and love volunteers for 1/2 hour shifts on the barbie.
West Adams Heritage is sponsoring a day to observe and listen to experts demonstrating the skills needed for historic home preservation and restoration:
When: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Wellington Square Farmer’s Market
4394 Washington Blvd. 90016
Don’t miss this opportunity to ask these experts questions on all manner of Do It Yourself (DIY) projects.
Another successful Tour!
On Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, West Adams Heritage Association will open the doors for a tour of five grand houses in the historic Victoria Park neighborhood (often called “Victoria Circle”).read more...