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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Garden Work Day – July 15

Join us from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our Ford House Kitchen Garden work day on July 15. The garden is in bloom and there is plenty to do!

The kitchen garden is representative of side yard gardens in the Victorian Era. Run by volunteers, ours features a variety of heirloom fruits vegetables, and herbs. Crops get switched out seasonally so there are always new things to see.

You are welcome to bring your family and friends no matter their skill level, tools and instruction will be provided. We suggest you bring your own gloves but it is not necessary. Remember it will be warm so water, sunblock, and hats are suggested.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Museums of the Arroyo Day – May 21

Stay tuned for next years MOTA Day! Museums of the Arroyo Day was Sunday May 21, 2017. 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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