Monday, April 12, 2010

Los Angeles Heritage Day

photograph by Ken Johnson, (c) 2007
Heritage Square Museum, pictured above, is a wonderful place. Yesterday over 70 regional organizations with a historical and cultural focus gathered. If this had been businesses gathering we might have called this a mixer. Organizations from throughout the greater Los Angeles area gathered together and learned about each other. The public was invited so I guess you could also think of it as a giant Open House.
There was a row of organizations that had a connection to Rancho El Rincon de San Pascual. Friends of the Michael White Adobe, Latino Heritage, Pasadena Heritage, Pasadena Museum of History, and the San Marino Historical Society were in a row. And as you can see were having some good interaction one group to the other.

In addition there were groups like the Arab American Historical Society, Boyle Heights Historical Society, California Reenactors for American and Irish Cultures (pictured here), and the Culinary Historians of Southern California.

And there were docents who dressed in period costume and rode down the street honking their horn.

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