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2nd Saturday Programs and Events

The History of Winemaking in Los Angeles

Before there was Napa, there was Los Angeles.  As one historian said, " For most of the 19th century, if you were drinking California wine, it was actually Los Angeles wine."  Our program will cover this remarkable and unknown history and its expansion into all areas of the Southern California region. Our speaker is Stuart Byles, the author of Los Angeles Wine: a history from the Missions to the present.

Saturday

January 11th

1 PM

Saturday

February 8th

1 PM

The Richfield Building

The Richfield Building was the 1929 ZigZag Moderne masterwork by Stiles Clements located at Sixth and Flower streets in downtown Los Angeles; demolished in 1969. 

Our speaker for this program is Nathan Marsak.  Nathan will cover not just the lost building, but the role of oil as it developed the southland, oil companies and the grand offices they built, the legacy of Stiles Clements, Art Deco in LA, and more.  Included in this 125-slide lecture are many rare and never-before-seen photographs.

Saturday

March 14th

1 PM

Why Is Hollywood Here?

Learn the reasons the American film industry first came to Southern California, and what part your area played in the early days of filming.

E J Stevens returns to Bolton Hall Museum with another interesting program.  He and his wife, Kim Stephens, have authored or contributed to several books on Hollywood and Southern California history. They own their own travel company and host tours of film sites throughout Southern California.

Saturday

April 11th

1 PM

Beneath the Rocks

The archeological digs of the ancient Indian

VILLAGE OF TUJUNGA

Join local historian Craig Durst as he reveals exactly what was found beneath the rocks of the ancient Tongva village of Tujunga and what these findings say about the lives of these early inhabitants. Craig’s programs are always fun and interesting.