Friday, December 28, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Giving to Heritage Square Museum!

2018 was a great year–We hope you’ll agree the museum is reaching farther and faster to preserve LA history and share it with the community. With an incredible volunteer base, a talented staff, and an energized Board of Directors, the museum is making plans to build on our momentum. But we need your help! This time of the year is a traditional time of giving and if you are able to do so, we hope you’ll remember Heritage Square Museum.

In 2018, individual donations helped us achieve many noteworthy accomplishments:

• Museum has been designated as Historic-Cultural Monument No.1009 by the Cultural       Heritage Commission of the City of Los Angeles
• Museum Board of Directors embarked on a multi-level strategic plan with stakeholder input
• Held our first ever Member Appreciation Event
• Developed new partnerships and programming, including a new annual holiday event,   Yuletide Cinemaland
• Fifty-six percent increase in memberships
• Generous funding support from the Union Pacific Foundation and the Peterson Foundation   for our educational program A Golden Vision, which gave nearly 500 students the     opportunity to learn at the museum
• Completed exterior restoration projects on the Perry Mansion, Hale House, Valley Knudsen   House and the Octagon House

2019 is going to be an equally big year and we hope you’ll be involved The Museum will be commemorating its 50th anniversary with a special celebration open to all our museum community members. As you may know, when the Museum was founded in 1969, many of the historic buildings in Los Angeles were facing demolition. Heritage Square was created to help save these historic structures and to preserve and increase awareness of Los Angeles history. Since then the museum has been dedicated to its mission to Preserve, Collect, and Interpret the architecture, physical environment, and culture of Southern California during the first 100 years of statehood.

Heritage Square Museum’s educational programs and ongoing preservation projects fulfills that mission, but we can’t do it without your support!

Please consider giving your 100% tax-deductible donation to help build on and protect our accomplishments. Please make a donation on our website through PayPal, just click on the “Donate” tab,

On behalf of the museum’s board of directors, volunteers and staff, we thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the museum in 2019!

Mark Cohen, Sara Montrose

Board Co-Chairs

Heritage Square Museum