Kathy’s Garden Dedication: Monday, March 17th
We will be dedicating our newest garden spot at the Andres Pico Adobe on Monday March 17 at 4 p.m. when "Kathy’s Garden" will be dedicated as a living memorial by the family of Kathy Wilkie. Kathy was a long-time member of the SFVHS and member of our Board before her death in 2013. She also was a retired teacher with a love for art, photography, and history. Her husband Chuck and the couple’s two daughters designed the memorial garden and did much of the planting of drought resistant plants. This program at Adobe will be open to the public and free refreshments will be served.
March 27: Ann Stalcup to Speak on Beloved Artist Leo Politi
Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 as author Ann Stalcup speaks about the beloved artwork of Leo Politi and her ninth book "Leo Politi - Artist of the Angels." Over 50 of his art pieces are showcased in this book. Born near Fresno, Mr. Politi moved with his family to a small town in Italy at age 6 and returned to California at age 22. A favored spot in downtown Los Angeles on Olvera Street inspired much of his art reflecting the beautiful images of Mexican-American culture. This free event will be at the New Life Church at the corner of Chatsworth Street and Reseda Blvd in Porter Ranch. Refreshments and a door prize drawing will be afterward. Donations, as always, are accepted and greatly appreciated.
April 24: Growing Up in WW2 England
On Thursday, April 24, we welcome back author Ann Stalcup for a second wonderful historic session when she discusses her time as a young girl in England. This time is chronicled in her book "On the Home Front: Growing Up in Wartime England." This free event will be at the New Life Church at the corner of Chatsworth Street and Reseda Blvd in Porter Ranch.
May 3: Associated Historical Societies of Los Angeles County at Adobe
SFVHS will host the Associated Historical Societies of Los Angeles County (AHSLAC) on Saturday, May 3. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact us at the Adobe at (818) 365-7810 or Hannah Almstead at (818) 784-4612 or at Hannah.Almstead@gmail.com (and put "Adobe" in the subject line). We are looking for all of the help that we can get to make the Adobe and the SFVHS shine for the Historical Societies.
May 26: Memorial Day at Pioneer Cemetery
The Pioneer Cemetery Committee needs help to plan and produce our annual Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar on Monday, May 26. We need volunteers to help with the program, publicity, grounds clean-up, event set up, running the event, decorating, coordinate parking, and greeting visitors. This event has grown to 300-400 visitors and is an excellent outreach opportunity. If you can help, please call Jacky Walker at (818) 970-1286 and leave a message. A meeting of volunteers will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 at the cemetery, 14551 Bledsoe (at Foothill), Sylmar.
Schedule of Upcoming Events:
March 15 ~ Saturday ~ Pioneer Cemetery Open: 9 am ~ Noon.
Andres Pico Adobe
The Andres Pico Adobe is one of the oldest residences in the City of Los Angeles. It represents a bygone era and the rich historical past of the San Fernando Valley. Inside are museum displays of native American beads, Mission and Spanish-Mexican era artifacts, costumes and clothing that span more than a century, and furniture from the Victorian era, when the Adobe was home to members of the Pico family.
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