San Fernando Valley Historical Society

Andres Pico Adobe

Andres Pico Adobe

10940 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA  91346

818-365-7810

Hours:
Monday, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Except holidays)
Every 3rd Sunday of the month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Available daily for group and private tours by
appointment, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lankershim Reading Room

Lankershim Reading Room

10940 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA  91346

818-365-7810

Hours:
Monday, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Except holidays)
Every 3rd Sunday of the month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Available daily for group and private tours by
appointment, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pioneer Cemetery

Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

14451 Bledsoe Street,
Sylmar 91342 (Corner of Foothill & Bledsoe)

818-365-5860 or 818-970-1286

Hours:
Third Saturdays of every month, 9 a.m. - Noon (rain or shine)
Group tours & historical research are by appointment.

May 30th - Pioneer Cemetery Hosts Memorial Day Observance

A free Memorial Day Observance will be held at the historic San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery in Sylmar from 11 a.m. to Noon on Monday, May 30, with a special dedication to the Civil War veterans buried at the 142-year-old graveyard. The cemetery is located at 14451 Bledsoe Street at the corner of Foothill Boulevard (halfway between the Roxford and Polk exits off the 210 Freeway.) The observance will include a rifle salute, U.S. flag-raising, and “Taps,” plus the unveiling of a new monument dedicated to the five Civil War veterans buried at the old burial ground. The monument is being placed by the Ancient & Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Platrix Chapter No. 2, a fraternal society known for fun activities as well as historic preservation. There will be limited parking at the rear of the cemetery, so please carpool, if possible, and come early for the best seating. Gates open at 10 a.m. For additional information, call 818-970-1286.

May 26th: Mexican American Baseball in the San Fernando Valley

On Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Andres Pico Adobe local authors Chris Docter, Vickie Norton, and Richard Arroyo will speak on their recently published book “Mexican American Baseball in the San Fernando Valley.” The book explores the teams and players that dotted the valley landscape throughout the 20th century in a time and place where Mexican Americans were closed off from many city recreation centers and neighborhoods formed their own teams.  Chris Docter is a native of the San Fernando Valley, and earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Cal State Northridge. Vickie Norton was born in the City of San Fernando and is descended from one of the 11 original families that came from Mexico in 1781 to settle the Pueblo of Los Angeles. Richard Arroyo’s family history goes back to California Native Indian ancestry and to the Spanish California mission period. The program is free to the public with refreshments and a door prize drawing (although donations are gratefully accepted).

May 15th Open House and Textile Work Party

Our monthly Open House will be on Sunday, May 15th from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Andres
Pico Adobe. We are continuing our textile work parties at this event. Anyone who is
interested in spending the afternoon with other textile enthusiasts is welcome to join us and
bring their latest projects. More advanced textile artists who don’t have an ongoing project –
come talk to us…we can give you a project to work on for the SFVHS.

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Activities at the Andres Pico Adobe Park are presented in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks