Category Archives: Events in the Park

Second Annual Earth Day Latino!

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March 29, 2012 · 1:01 pm

Ofrenda Viewing

2011 Ofrenda

Flowers that have been placed on the ground

Skull Candles on The "Altar"

2011 Ofrenda @ LASHP

From November 2nd- November 7th The Anabolic Monument will be host to a public viewing of the Ofrenda that they built in the park. The word Ofrenda translates to offering and it is set up to celebrate and honor ancestors. For those interested please stop by to celebrate and view the Ofrenda of the Day Of The Dead, or Dia De Los Muertos. We have stopped by a few times and it is absolutely stunning. Above you can see our images from our viewings this year, and below we have one image of last years Ofrenda. For more information you can email Olivia- chumacero13@gmail.com

2010 Ofrenda

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Summer Sunset Campfire Recap

Saturday marked the last of our campfires for this season and we went out with a bang. We were joined by The Children’s Nature Institute. The Children’s Nature Institute was kind enough to bring critters, plants and skeletons along with them. We learned about milk snakes, lizards, cockroaches and more. We also roasted marshmallows and watched the sunset. We would like to thank all those who came out to the park to help us have a fantastic campfire. We would also like to give a special thank you to Kate Heller from the Children’s Nature Institute and her group of wonderful volunteers from Pepperdine! To donate to The Children’s Nature Institute please click here.

Here are some of our photos from the fun night:

Thank you to The Children's Nature Institute

A Milk Snake

Madagascar Cockroach

Madagascar Cockroach

Passing Out The Marshmallows

A Gecko

A Scorpion

Learning About Los Angeles Wildlife

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Uncovering The Past

Beginning to Uncover the Past

Visitors to Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP) often wonder what exactly makes our park historical. This is due to the fact that most of our material history is underground. This past week, State Park archaeologists have been at LASHP uncovering some of that history.

The Dig Begins

In 1875, the Southern Pacific Railroad made its way into what is now downtown Los Angeles, connecting the city to the transcontinental railroad in the north. The property chosen for the new passenger depot and yard was located in what is now the middle section of the park and was considered far from the existing town center at the time. 4 years later, in 1879, passenger traffic had increased to the extent that a hotel was constructed next to the depot, offering weary travelers a respite with a “parlor sitting room” and restaurant serving quick “25 minute meals.”

The Entrance of the Hotel

This past week State archaeologists uncovered the foundation of the hotel and what was once the ice house for the rail yard. Based on their current excavation, we now know that the ice house walls went much further down than originally thought. It appears the ice was kept cool below ground in something much like a basement. They also located what they believe to be a hotel water closet, based on terra cotta and metal piping that was found.

The Hotel

Here are a few photos documenting the dig and illustrating how the layers of history within our park continue to reveal hidden stories about the park and the city’s past.

Foundations of Rooms at the Hotel

The Hotel

The Ice House

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Summer Sunset Campfire!

BEGINS AT 5:00PM

PLEASE NOTE: THE CAMPFIRE WILL BEGIN AT 5:00PM!

We at Los Angeles State Historic Park will be having our last Summer Sunset Campfire of the year on September 24th 2011. We will be joined by The Children’s Nature Institute for an extraordinary campfire program complete with live animals! We will watch the live animal show and roast marshmallows while learning about Los Angeles.

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Outdoor Film Fest

Outdoor Film Fest

We are happy to announce that Los Angeles State Historic Park will kick off the summer event season by welcoming the Outdoor Film Festival for another series of movie nights! The cinematic celebration begins May 28th. Check their website for up-to-date lists of films and dates. See you there!

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Exciting Events at Rio de Los Angeles

River Event

Rio de Los Angeles

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