Friday, March 20, 2009

Sunday is LA Heritage Day at the Enchanting Heritage Square

The Cinematheque will have a booth at Heritage Square's LA Heritage Day event on Sunday, March 22 from 11 AM - 4 PM, so come on down and check out the event and swing by and say hi to our staff and volunteers! We will be exhibiting along with 60 other organizations on Sunday, March 22nd when we come together at Heritage Square Museum to present our collective histories at LA Heritage Day. Come and view a wide range of groups, from the California Art Club to the Culinary Historians of Southern California and see how they present their own particular take on the history of our great region. Last year the Culinary Historians made cookies from a 19th century recipe and Venice Historical Society touted some unknown early community builders. It is all kinds of fun if you love local Los Angeles area history. Plus you get to tour some of the last of LA's Victorians - moved to Heritage Square for preservation. Sitting amongst the vintage structures on the rolling green will make for a heavenly early Spring Sunday in the sun (or shade depending on which way the weather goes)!

We will have some books for sale and flyers for upcoming events. This event is free with a printable flyer available at this link ($5 without) and is made possible thanks to Project Restore, the Spectra Company, Preservation Arts, Councilman Ed Reyes and Supervisor Gloria Molina. For the most recent list of participating groups, please visit this link.

The event has something for everyone - kids can learn how to make a birdhouse out of popsicle sticks, color one of our historic homes or participate in a scavenger hunt and adults can listen in on interesting panel discussions on preservation or philanthropy. Food will be available for purchase.