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Our Los Angeles "History Keepers" exhibition, created in partnership with L.A. as Subject, closes today. Our final look at pieces in the exhibit focuses on important items from CHS's own collection: a small number of photographs made by German graduate student Anton Wagner of Los Angeles in the early 1930s.
"Spectacular Illumination: Neon Los Angeles, 1925–1960" is now available through Angel City Press.
Our Los Angeles "History Keepers" exhibition,created in partnership with L.A. as Subject, closes this weekend. That means there is still time to visit El Pueblo Historical Monument in DTLA and see this terrific exhibition and learn (among other things) about the mysterious history and mythic nature of the...California orange. Read more below
A look at the David Boulé California Orange Collection. It's one of the collections featured in History Keepers, on display for another couple days at El Pueblo Historical Monument.
Since the beginning of the year, the California Historical Society has been exploring the 50th anniversary of the critical year of 1966 in California. As we noted in our very first post in January, it was during this year that two powerful---and opposing----forces in two different parts of the State (North and South) began to reach their public apex: the growing 'hippie' counterculture in the Bay Area and the rise of Ronald Reagan, who became Governor in the Fall, in part due to his poweful base around Los Angeles.
Our expanded look into select items in our new Los Angeles "History Keepers" exhibition continues with this look at a unique object that commemorated Los Angeles’s centennial in the late nineteenth century. Our exhibition, created in partnership with L.A. as Subject, is on view in the El Pueblo Historical Monument through Aug 27. Read more below:
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