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Monday, February 2, 2015

Board of Directors Seeking Nominations

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 2015 – March 2017). 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 at the Board meeting on February 18, 2015. Elections will be held at the Board meeting on March 18, 2015, and new Directors will begin their term on April 15, 2015.

Please complete the attached nomination form 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 February 17, 2015.

Thank you!

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



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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Food Drive at Heritage Square

Heritage Square Museum is happy to host our second Food Drive this holiday season from December 8 through December 21. We encourage all who frequent the museum to participate by donating any non-perishable cans and goods. Please keep in mind that the goods must be able to keep till Christmas and even after, so check those dates! This year we will be collecting the items in memory of Sid Simmons since this was one of his favorite charities. We encourage all visitors to please bring two cans or non-perishable items to Heritage Square Museum. We will not be accepting homemade items or any items that do not meet California food inspection policies.

However, for those who are so inclined to make a monetary donation we encourage you to visit, The Museum WILL NOT be collecting proceeds, but we do encourage you to visit the LA FOOD BANK’s website for all monetary donations.

Your gestures of goodwill are recognized and all donors will receive a 10% discount on in store purchases at the Heritage Square Museum.

Thank you in advance for your contributions.

Posted at 5:07 pm by
Monday, October 20, 2014

11th Annual Halloween Mourning Tours

Saturday and Sunday, October 25 & 26 join us for our Halloween Mourning Tours event. Experience a 1930s funeral, see the Victorian origins of still practiced mourning etiquette, and learn about some customs no longer practiced. Poisons and poisonous medicines will be also be discussed. Be sure to also take a picture in our photo booth and be entered into a contest to win tickets for a Dearly Departed Tour.

Saturday will also feature a vendor market and raffle of two tickets to Wicked Lit.

On Sunday the event becomes more family friendly with the addition of the San Gabriel Valley Storytellers, a pumpkin patch, games, crafts, and trick-or-treating.

The museum will be open from Noon to 4 p.m. with funeral processions taking place at 1 and 3 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $8 for children, and free for museum members and children under 6 years.

Please note that the museum will not be open for regular tours. All admission is for the special event. 

2014 Mourning Tours flier

Posted at 2:07 pm by
Thursday, October 9, 2014

HSM partners with Amazon Local for Halloween Movie Night

The museum is trying out a new partnership with Amazon Local to offer a discount on our tickets prices for the Halloween Movie Night Saturday, October 18. We hope that this deal will bring many new faces to the museum for this fun evening event.

To purchase tickets using this two for one deal please use this link.

We look forward to seeing our supporters, members, and new friends at movie night.

Posted at 2:47 pm by
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Museum Closed July 4th

Please note that the museum will not be open on Friday, July 4. We will however resume normal operating hours on July 5th and 6th. Thank you for understanding and have a happy and safe Fourth of July!


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