500 Years of Fascinamg Fads and Objects on Display at Free Event
Sunday, April 29, 11a.m. - 4p.m.
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
(LOS ANGELES March 19, 2012) - Fortune cookies, a Cival War tent, L.A.'s first fire "truck, menus from long-ago restaurants, a wooden nickel, and the city's first grand hotel each have a story to tell about the Los Angeles region over 500 years of recorded history. On Sunday, April 29, 2012, the LA Heritage Alliance will host its Fourth Annual LA Heritage Day in partnership with El Pueblo Historical Monument, to share this history through tours, five museums, a scavenger hunt, childrens activities, presentations, giveaways, food and other activities.
"In an area sometimes perceived as having no 'real' history, LA Heritage Day is an opportunity for people to learn about and enjoy the fascinating people, places, and events that have shaped Southern California said Cindy Olnick, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Conservancy. "It's also a chance to learn about the incredible variety of local preservation groups, museums, libraries,and historical societies serving people today throughout Los Angeles County."
Join SCGS in celebrating Los Angeles and Southern California this Sunday. Please stop by the SCGS table to say "hi".
About the Southern California Genealogical Society
With over 2000 members, the Southern California Genealogical Society is one of the largest genealogical societies in California. SCGS headquarters in Burbank, California, houses a 40,000+ volume genealogy library with resources throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.
SCGS offers several educational activities each month, including its Lunch and Learn, several interest group meetings, and computer user group sessions. The Society sponsors the popular Genealogy Jamboree which will be held June 6-8, 2014. A companion conference, the Family History and DNA: Genetic Genealogy in 2014, will be held on Thursday, June 5.