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.

August 24: What Makes Los Angeles History So Bizarre

Haunted by historyJoin us on Thursday, August 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Andres Pico Adobe as Los Angeles photographer and author Craig Owens presents "What Makes Los Angeles History So Bizarre." He will also be discussing (and signing) his new book "Haunted by History" and talk about how Los Angeles evolved from a small, dusty Spanish settlement into one of the most storied (and allegedly haunted) large cities in the United States. Craig first fell in love with history when he was 7 years old while living on a haunted Southern plantation. In 1994, he moved to L.A. to work in the film and television industry. Among his production credits are "Wag the Dog" (1997) and "The Gilmore Girls" (2000-2001). In 2002, Craig went to work for the Century City Chamber of Commerce and  wrote the History of Century City. In 2009, while staging vintage Old Hollywood style photo shoots at haunted hotels, Craig somehow triggered paranormal activity. In 2011, he launched his Facebook blog, Bizarre Los Angeles, dedicated to Los Angeles’ forgotten history. In 2013, he appeared on My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera and he has now gained recognition for his photography and his passion for historical research. Craig is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BFA in Communications. This free event is open to the public and there will be a free door prize drawing and light refreshments. Donations are greatly appreciated. Parking is limited, so come early for the best seating.

Our New Email Address

We just got a new email address!  You may now reach us at sfvhistory@gmail.com

Adobe Open House

The SFVHS gives free tours of the Andres Pico each Monday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., but we are also open on the third Sunday of each month for our monthly Open House.  This month, we will be open on Sunday, August 20, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  There will be music, free tours of the Adobe and the grounds and other fun activities.

Pioneer Cemetery Open House

Each month several of our volunteers open the Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar for free tours.  This month, the Cemetery will be open on August 19, from 9 a.m. until noon.  There are many interesting stories of those interred here…please join us for a tour!

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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