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 Sunday, 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 Sunday, 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)

818-365-7810 or 818-970-1286

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

NOTICE

The Adobe will be closed on Easter Sunday and Monday, May 27, Memorial Day.
LAPD Mission will host an Easter Egg Hunt at the Andres Pico Adobe Park on Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Games, music, face painting and more. FREE.

Thursday, April 25: Craftsman-Style Architecture and the Arts and Crafts Movement

Arlene Vidor, former Historical Preservation Commissioner and Glendale Historical Society
President, will take us on a pictorial tour of the origins of the American Arts and Crafts era. The term "Arts and Crafts" refers to the 19th-century British and American movement to revive handicrafts, a reaction to machine-made furnishings of the Industrial Age and the excesses of the late Victorian styles. It was reflected in everything from architecture to furniture to pottery. Come learn how it changed the way we lived and the houses we built, particularly in the Glendale area. Meeting will be at the New Life Church, 10650 Reseda Bl., Porter Ranch 91326 (at Chatsworth St.) at 7:00 p.m. FREE. Join us for an informative, entertaining, and sociable evening.

Craftsman

SATURDAY, MAY 18: “Louie, Take a Look at This!”

Louie - look at thisLuis Fuerte was the behind-the-camera guy who helped Huell Howser tell so many great stories of historic California. Luis will offer an insider’s view as editor, lighting director, sound engineer and cameraman for the late Huell Howser, who was host of KCET’s "California’s Gold." Fuerte began working with Howser in 1987. Luis will sell and autograph copies of his book at 2 pm at the Andres Pico Adobe, AT THE ADOBE.

 

ENGRAVED BRICK SPECIAL: 2 FOR $100 Now Through May 31, 2019

Have you considered buying a brick at the Pioneer Cemetery to honor a loved one? You can memorialize your loved one’s name or even a favorite saying that will be placed for all to see. Special pricing now available: Two engraved bricks for $100 (regularly $60 each). Up to 3 lines, 20 spaces each line. Must be submitted in writing, no phone orders accepted. Carefully check all information before submitting. Just copy the form for your second brick. The Pioneer Cemetery is owned and operated by the San Fernando Valley Historical Society. Help preserve our history as you help us pay for water for the roses and electricity to keep the flag illuminated at night.

Memorial Day Special Brick Order Form

Never forget brick

MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019: Memorial Day at Pioneer Cemetery, Sylmar: Save the Date!

For the 16th consecutive year, we will host a free Memorial Day Observance at the historic San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery in Sylmar from 11 a.m. to Noon on Monday, May 27, 2019. The cemetery is located at 14451 Bledsoe Street at the corner of Foothill Boulevard. It is the second oldest graveyard in the San Fernando Valley. The program will include a wreath laying ceremony, U.S. flag-raising, rifle salute, and “Taps.” There will be limited parking at the rear of the cemetery, so please carpool, if possible, and come before 10:30 a.m. for the best seating. Gates open at 10 a.m. For additional information call 818-365-7810.

Memorial day

Wanted: Tour Guides

Do you love history? (Of course you do!) Would you like to share your enthusiasm with school children as they tour the Andres Pico Adobe? You may be the person we are looking for! We need folks to help with the tours for children and adults. Tours are typically in the morning during the week. You might show children how the wash was done back in the day with a washboard and wringer, or show them how kitchen gadgets were used. Or maybe you have an expertise to share like spinning or weaving? You can help as much or as little as your time allows. You need not be an expert, just willing to learn a bit at time. Come join us! Contact the SFVHS office for more information.

Curiouser and Curiouser: What Do You Want to Learn About?

Is there something in the Andres Pico Adobe or Pioneer Cemetery that piqued your curiosity? They are so full of interesting stories to tell and worthy of further investigation. Is there some aspect of Valley history you want to learn more about? We love researching and would enjoy providing you more information. Write us at sfvhistory@gmail.com and let us know.

Come Hold Your Next Party at the Beautiful Andres Pico Adobe Park

Are you looking for a lovely place to hold your next party or family reunion? Why not hold it at the Park at the Andres Pico Adobe. The trees provide lovely shade in the large grassy park. There is room for the kids to safely run around, and all at a reasonable price. The park is available Tuesdays through Saturdays (No Sundays or Mondays when the Adobe is open to the public) Contact us at 818-365-7810 or sfvhistory@gmail.com for more information. All that, and the proceeds benefit the San Fernando Valley Historical Society. What a deal!

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For those who want more of the SFVHS, we have an excellent online presence. We have a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sfvhs) which currently has over 8,000 followers. On our Facebook page we have information about upcoming events, educational information, fun Valley facts, and it is a great place to connect with other people who love the Valley! We also have Twitter and Instagram pages. These pages are a great way to interact with us, or just get a "snack sized" version of all of our wonderful educational materials. We also provide updates of upcoming events and show what happened at past events

The Adobe is Now Open Every Sunday!

The Adobe is now open for tours every Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and every Monday 10-4 p.m. We always have something new for you. Every tour guide brings his or her own expertise and enthusiasm to the tour, so every tour is a little different. Have you seen the Native American Indian Gallery? Have you seen the Railroad Shanty? Bring your friends and visit again. And again!

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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