Past Events


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.



August 14, 2016
1815 Buckingham Road

Don your summer whites and join your friends at the fabulous 2016 WAHA Ice Cream Social! Don't miss the opportunity to see the lovely garden at the home of Jeffrey and Patricia Baum.


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.


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.


 Walk in the Park graphic

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”).


Curbed-Cup -2015The West Adams Heritage Association is very pleased to have participated in the effort by Curbed LA to determine this year’s Neighborhood of the Year!  WAHA acknowledges that we were but one small cog in this exercise, and recognizes that this “win” is really a reflection of the enthusiasm and interaction of our friends and neighbors throughout the Historic West Adams District.  


Another Sucessful Holiday Tour!

WAHA’s Holiday Progressive Dinner Tour set to explore a new neighborhood!

New residents are flocking to what was originally called the C.V. Hall Tract, located between Western and Normandie Avenues, making it one of the most vital neighborhoods in the Historic West Adams District.  For 29 years now, WAHA has been sharing a unique holiday tradition by blending a historic architecture tour with a progressive dinner party.  Guests will enjoy a different course at each of the houses along the tour’s route.



"National Night Out"
Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Saturday, July 4

11:30 am - 3 pm

1821 S. Victoria Ave (Lafayette Square)


Please don your patriotic best (red, white, and/or blue), and join WAHA at our annual All-American 4th of July party and picnic. Our host is WAHA Board member Jean Cade.

Food. Fun. Music, activities for the kids and good cheer for the whole family. This year, it is a pool party (with lifeguard), so you are welcome to bring/wear swimming attire.

As always, Wa-hot dogs (and hamburgers) will be on the grill, cold drinks are on the house, and the Potluck Picnic IS ON YOU — please bring salads, main dishes, desserts, or fruits to share. (Each adult should try to bring enough for 10 people, and let's avoid food that will melt on a summer day! If you prefer a different meat, please bring it already cooked.)


We hope to see you on July 4th!