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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Museums of the Arroyo Day is this Sunday

This Sunday, May 21 is Museums of the Arroyo Day. This annual free event is a great opportunity for you to visit some of the wonderful museum located along the Arroyo Seco. Each of the participating museums will be open from Noon to  5 p.m. with last admission at 4 p.m. Free shuttles will be available to take you between the museums.

Participating museums:

  • The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum
  • The Gamble House
  • Heritage Square
  • L.A. Police Museum
  • Lummis Home
  • Pasadena Museum of History

We hope you will join us!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Springtime M.A.D.ness

Member Appreciation Days are here again!

May 12-14, 2017 receive free admission and 20% off in the gift shop of participating museums and institutions. This twice a year event is our way of thanking our members. We are so grateful for your commitment to Heritage Square.

The participating museums/institutions are:

  • California Science Center
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles
  • FIDM Museum and Galleries
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA
  • Heritage Square Museum
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • Kidspace Children’s Museum
  • La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
  • The Library Store at Central Library
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Museum of Latin American Art
  • Museum of Neon Art
  • Pasadena Museum of History
  • Skirball Cultural Center
  • Time Travel Mart

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Monday, April 10, 2017

April 15 Fashion Show Special Hours

Our 13th Annual Vintage Fashion Show will be held Saturday, April 15 with doors opening at 11 a.m. This is a special event so no regular tours or admission will occur.

The Fashion Show will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the vendor market, light refreshments and gift shop will be open after the conclusion of the show. Also after the show, the Victorian Tea and Dance Society will be inviting all guests to join them for some period dances.

Tickets are still available for this event and can be purchased by calling (323) 225-2700 ext. 223.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Heritage Square Museum is Seeking New Board of Directors Members

Call for Nominations – Heritage Square Museum Board of Directors 2017-2019 Term

Heritage Square Museum (HSM),, is seeking nominations of qualified professionals as candidates for election to their Board of Directors. The Museum’s mission is to preserve, restore, and interpret the architecture, physical environment, and cultural diversity of Southern California during the first hundred years of statehood. HSM has been entrusted with the care and management of the local architectural gems on its grounds, and the Museum operates a variety of tours and programs that allow the public to enjoy these structures while it promotes the Museum mission.

The nonprofit Cultural Heritage Foundation of Southern California, Inc., operates HSM. Board Directors represent HSM and are active advocates for its mission and activities.

HSM seeks a wide spectrum of committed and talented people from diverse disciplines for this working board. Nominees with nonprofit experience and historical, legal, financial, or architectural backgrounds will help round out the skill set that current Directors bring to the Board. Additional criteria are leadership, innovation, and knowledge in the field. Self-nominations are welcome.

Board Directors are asked to serve a two-year term (April 2017 – March 2019). As a Board Director, you must participate as an active officer of the board and/or as a member of committees or task forces. You are required to participate in scheduled board meetings, typically one meeting every two months. If a nominee is not already a Museum member, the nominee must become a member upon election to the Board. Nominees must be willing to bear the cost of Board participation, which includes HSM membership at the Society level. Additionally, the give-or-get policy requires Board Directors to either personally contribute or be responsible for a certain number of new contributions annually. HSM typically does not reimburse personal expenses incurred as a Board Director. Most communications are electronic; familiarity with email and Google Docs is required.

The Nominating Committee will recommend a slate of nominees for consideration either at the Board meeting prior to the election or via electronic means. Elections will be held at the annual Board meeting on March 20, 2017, and new Directors will begin their term immediately upon being contacted by a member of the Nominating Committee.

Please complete the nomination form (linked below) completely in order to be considered. Standard mail, fax, or email forms are all acceptable. Applications are available on the HSM website or by emailing the HSM Nominating Committee Chair. Nomination applications must be received by March 8, 2017.

Thank you!

Pauline Prinz, Nominating Committee Chair
3800 Homer Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031-1530
626-429-2062 (cell)
323-225-2725 (fax)


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Heritage Square Museum Now Hiring

Heritage Square Museum (HSM) is seeking an Executive Director for a full-time position with health plan benefits. Reporting directly to the President of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have the chief leadership role and oversee the fundraising activities and administration of HSM. This position requires strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize as well as multitask. Excellence in organizational management and senior management experience is a must. The successful candidate will have a passion for the institution, collections, and the mission of the museum. For more information, or to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Dana Anderson at

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Leo Politi Lithograph Raffle

In conjunction with the Bunker Hill theme of this year’s Holiday Lamplight Celebration we are raffling off two framed Leo Politi lithographs. Tickets for the raffle can be purchased in the gift shop leading up to Lamplight and during the event.

Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $12

Leo Politi was born in Fresno, California in 1908. At age 6, he and his family moved to Italy where he began his art training at the Royal Palace of Monza. He returned to Fresno and launched his literary career in 1938 with “Little Pancho”. In 1950 he was honored with the Caldecott Medal for “the nation’s most distinguished children’s picture book” for “Song of the Swallows”. Over the years he wrote and illustrated 20+ children’s book as well as “Bunker Hill, Los Angeles”.

Congratulations to our winners Janetta & Moira!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wise Guys Events hosts “Heritage Scare” at Heritage Square

The Heritage Scare: An Evening of Competitive Murder

One night only: Sunday 30 October, 7-11 PM

From “Survivor” challenge consultants and award-winning game designers Wise Guys Events, the Heritage Scare is a competitive haunted house: a haunt that you play as a game. Each of the 6 houses in the living history museum at Heritage Square contains a diabolical strategy game of betrayal you play with a partner. 10 people enter the house but only one pair emerges triumphant. Play all 6 games in any order, as many times as you want.

Must be 18+ to attend.
Victorian costumes encouraged.
Prizes for winners.
Live musicians.
Cash bar.
Free parking.
Damnable game play.
Guaranteed treachery.
The hauntidote to corny mazes.
A one-of-a-kind experience.
One night only.
Be there or bequeath.

Tickets are $36 and can be purchased at


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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Halloween Movie Night – Oct. 15

On Saturday, October 15 we will once again be partnering with 3-D Space to bring you the 1954 classic Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D.

Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and we will begin the film once it is sufficiently dark. 3-D glasses will be provided. Drinks, popcorn and snacks will be available to purchase. You are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, chairs, blankets, and jackets.

Admission is free for museum members and $10 for the general public.



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Friday, July 22, 2016

Silent and Classic Movie Nights coming soon

Pull out your picnic baskets and join us for a screening of a great movie under the stars.

Projected onto our historic box car the movie nights are a great evening our for the whole family. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. for you to picnic and the films will begin at 8:15 (sunset permitting). Popcorn, drinks, and other theater snacks will be available for purchase. Admission is free for museum members and $10 for the general public.

On July 30 we will be showing Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much from 1934the man

On August 6 come in you best Cinderella themed costume for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella from 1957. A costume contest will be held before the show for anyone who comes in a Cinderella themed costume. The winner will receive two tickets to our Halloween Mourning Tours.


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Blue Star Museums 2016

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The program starts on Memorial Day (Monday May 30, 2016) and runs through Labor Day (Monday, September 5, 2016).

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members. For Heritage Square this will apply to regular weekend tours only.

Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. To find participating museums and plan your trip, visit All summer long, Blue Star Museums will share stories through social media. Follow Blue Star Museums on Twitter @NEAarts and @BlueStarFamily, #bluestarmuseums, on Facebook, and read the NEA Art Works blog for weekly stories on participating museums and exhibits.


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