Sunday, April 9, 2017
4 – 6 pm
REACHING NEW HEIGHTS:
EXPLORING WESTMORELAND HEIGHTS
Tour Six Historic Homes + a Restored 1920s Commercial Building
on Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Every June, WAHA invites visitors to explore unique aspects of the Historic West Adams District, and this year is no different.read more...
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.