History and Historic Sites of the Valley * Then and Now Photos * Lost Crescenta * Rockhaven * Membership and Donations
Monday, August 19th at 7 p.m.
Altadena has a rich history of interesting people who built a unique community in
the San Gabriel foothills. You’ve probably heard of many of the men: Zane Grey,
Andrew McNally, and William Scripps, among others. But what about the
women? Come hear stories of some of the women who made Altadena a welcome
community for activists, free-thinkers, and unconventional people. This talk will
highlight early aviator Pancho Barnes, plus a trailblazing writer, a political
activist, and an intrepid historian, all wonderful women of Altadena.
Daria Topousis is an Altadena resident and board member of
the Altadena Historical Society. She is passionate about
history - in particular telling the stories of those whose voices
have been lost. When not working or doing research, she
enjoys hiking the local trails with her dogs and writing fiction.
La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living
At the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta
Saturday August 24th at 10am. This tour is free. Meet outside of the Flower Street entrance lobby.
Come downtown with us and visit Los Angeles Public Library's historic Central Library. It's truly an architectural wonder! Enjoy the art and architecture of the 1926 Bertram Goodhue Building with its distinctive sphinxes and rooftop pyramid. Wander through the 1993 Tom Bradley Wing, designed by architect Norman Pfeiffer, and gaze at the eight-level atrium with its whimsical chandeliers. Learn about the library's comprehensive collections.
Pay parking is available at the 524 South Flower Street Garage directly beneath the library (enter from Flower Street). Validation at the library gets a reduced rate.