The Angels Flight® Railway has officially reopened for passenger service. The Angels Flight® funicular is one of Los Angeles' most enduring landmarks and has been featured in numerous artworks, books,and films including the winner of multiple Academy Awards - La La Land. Learn more details about The Angels Flight® Railway in the Announcement section below.
PASSPORT 2 HISTORY MONTHLY NEWSLETTER  October 2017, Vol. 67
 
What better way to show gratitude to our California heritage than to pay homage to a variety of historical sites that played a part in it: see who they were, how they lived, and what they contributed to the development of the Golden State.  You'd be surprised at what you'll find!  Grab a "Passport 2 History" passport book from any of our 86 participating locations for $5 per passport book and begin your historical journey!  As you visit each participating location, be sure to get your passport book stamped, receive potential special benefits and win prizes! Listed below are the latest events, exhibits and announcements from our participating historical sites and museums. 

For more details, visit us at our website  passport2history.com or check out our Facebook page here

For the latest Passport 2 History video,  click here !

NEW! Watch the latest episode of the  "Passport 2 History" Show
 
Pick up a  "Passport 2 History" passport book 
at the Leonis Adobe or any of the participating sites for $5 & explore 86 historic sites in Southern & Central California.  
Collect "Passport 2 History" seals and collect prizes! 
...Stamp your passport to the past and discover the future!






































What's New at the  Leonis Adobe Museum?
  
Did you know the Leonis Adobe Museum and Ranch is the Los Angeles  Historic-Cultural Monument #1 and is  located in beautiful Old Town Calabasas, CA?

To learn more about the Leonis Adobe Museum, be sure to view KCET's " Visiting with Huell Howser: Leonis Adobe" episode, available online at YouTube.com or click here to see it now! 
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UPCOMING EVENTS*

Sun., October 
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
The Victorian Tea & Dance Society
at the Scottish Rite Cathedral Hall
"Colonial Tea Social"

Admission $20

The American Colonial Tea Social: Much loved and respected dance teacher Judee Schumacher-Pronovost will bring us dances from the Colonial era (late 1700s) along with a few other favorites I am sure. Music by Whirled Peas.

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Sat., October 7
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Museum & Historic Site
"Oktoberfest at the Adobe"


Free Admission

You do not want to miss our very first Oktoberfest at the Adobe! Craft beer & food (bratwurst, hot dogs, and fish tacos) available for purchase, all proceeds will go to the Adobe's revitalization. Live music by The Swinging 8 Balls! The event is free! No cover charge for a good time, see you at the Adobe!


Sat. & Sun., October 7 & 8
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Workman & Temple Family Homestead Museum
"Ticket to the Twenties"

 
Free Admission
 
Calling all flappers and cool cats! Join the Homestead Museum in celebrating 10 years of our Ticket to the Twenties festival! Explore the life and times of Southern California in the 1920s with live music, dancing, historic house tours, and more! 1920s dress is encouraged and Prohibition will be strictly enforced! Sorry, no pets allowed--only certified service animals are permitted.
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Sat., October 7
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rancho Los Cerritos
"Creation Station"
 
Get creative with history! Using a wide variety of colorful materials, children can experiment with old-fashioned arts and crafts. This free, drop-in program takes place rain or shine. October's theme, Outrageous Orange, celebrates Halloween.  
 
Sun., October 8
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Heritage Museum of Orange County
"Ghost Gathering"
 
FREE Admission

Who will be "visiting" the museum this year?
We dare you to find out!

Sponsored by:
Bob Palmer

FEATURING:
Krazy Kirk & the Hillbillies, Gastronomical Delights
German Beer Garden, Occult Blacksmith
Ghost Tours, Opportunity Drawing
Paranormal Investigation, Live & Dead Music

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Sat., October 14
8:30 AM, 10:15 AM, Noon, 1:45 PM or 3:30PM
Bolton Hall Museum 
"Dancing in Old California"
 
For decades, our local cemetery has been closed to the public. Established in 1922 as the burial place for Parson Wornum, our cemetery has a long and interesting history.  What is left of the original cemetery is maintained by volunteers who care about preserving history.  Now is your chance to learn about and explore a hidden treasure.

Each tour will begin at Bolton Hall Museum with a short presentation about the history of our cemetery.   Shuttles will then spirit our guests up to the cemetery.  Guests will see and hear costumed skits depicting the lives of several of Sunland-Tujunga's more lively characters.  Our guests will then be given some time to explore the area .  
 
Guests may park at the Elks Lodge, a few doors uphill from Bolton Hall Museum 
 
All guests must ride the shuttles-no cars allowed
 
There is much walking over hilly, rugged and uneven terrain.  Guests should wear sturdy walking shoes. The cemetery is  not  wheelchair accessible.
 
This tour is  not  recommended for children under 12 years of age
 
Each tour, including travel time, is approximately two hours
Proceeds will be used for the care and maintenance of Bolton Hall Museum and the Verdugo Hills Cemetery.




Sat., October 14
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ojai Valley Museum
"The art of Dennis Shives-Exhibit Opening Reception"
 
Admission is FREE.

Join us as we celebrate the opening of a new exhibit. No host wine bar. 



Saturday October 14 
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
"Wine & Seafood Pairing"
 
American Riviera Bank and Coastal Housing Partnership present the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Wine & Seafood Pairing during the Harbor & Seafood Festival, on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 12noon - 3pm. In partnership with Edible Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Vintners' Association, event attendees will  experience wines of Santa Barbara County paired alongside culinary creations from Santa Barbara's best Chefs using local, fresh-caught seafood, while enjoying live music and the scenic harbor views from the SBMM patio. 
 



Saturday October 14 
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Victorian Tea & Dance Society
at the Scottish Rite Cathedral Hall
"Danse Macabre"
 
Admission $35

Join us for this special Saturday night costumed ball filled with hauntingly fun historical dances and music themed for Halloween! Costumes befitting the holiday are required. Featuring caller Darlene Hamilton and the musical hi-jinks of the Whirled Peas in a one-of-a-kind Halloween historical dance evening!


 

Saturday October 14 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Pioneer Museum 
"Pioneer Day"
 
Activities will begin at the conclusion of the Pioneer Day parade downtown which will end about 1 pm. 

The museum will host the Paso History Trail game for kids of all ages to explore the local history and to get some prizes and surprises along the trail. All of the regular exhibits will be available to see as well as a group of visiting woodcarvers making woodchips, and the California Barbed Wire Collectors who will be happy to talk with you about that hobby and if you have a sample you would like to identify, bring it along and they will help you. While at the Museum be sure to check out our own Swift Jewell Barbed Wire collection that has been reported as the largest collection in California. The CBWC is helping the Pioneer Museum to improve this exhibit and make it more accessible by relabeling each strand of wire and proving a much higher contrast background board and then grouping them by types. They are using the current American Barb Wire System for assigning identification numbers. These dedicated folks will be onsite for several days before Pioneer Day working on the exhibit so please stop by and see them. 


Thurs., October 19
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Muckenthaler Cultural Center 
"Haemil"


$12.50 Member, $16 Student/Senior, $25 Non-member
Pansori (Korean: 판소리, also spelled p'ansori) is a Korean genre of musical storytelling performed by a vocalist and a drummer. Korean Traditional Music "Haemil" Team was formed in 2008 with a vision to bridge the gap between different cultures. "Haemil" has been active in delivering harmonies and educating through Korean traditional music, infused with traditional and modern instruments. Enjoy an enchanting evening of vocal harmonies and tranquil instrumentals. 


Fri., October 20 - Sat., October 21 & Fri., October 27
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Dana Adobe
"Ghost Stories"


Dana Adobe Cultural Center is hosting it's second annual Ghost Stories event. Dana Adobe is a beautifully restored 1839 home, that was once the residence of Captain William Dana and his wife, Maria Josefa. 

Visitors will walk the worn wooden floors of the historic Dana Adobe, in rooms lit only by candles, and hear the stories of the men, women, and children who found a tragic end to their lives during the heydays of Rancho Nipomo. 

Guided tours from 6:00-8:30 PM will be on the weekend of October 20th and 27th. 

 

Sat., October 21
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rancho Los Cerritos
"Stories from the Garden: Australian Plants"


Randy Baldwin, from San Marcos Growers, will discuss Australian plants and their journey from the Southern Hemisphere to Southern California. $8 general/$5 students with valid ID. 


Sat., October 21
2:00 PM
Lanterman House 
"Matt Thomas lecture and demonstration"

 
Join us for a lecture and musical demonstration by historical musicologist Matthew Thomas.
Follwed by:
Film Screening of Wings
Sunday, October 22, 2017
2 p.m. 
 
Join us for a film screening of Wings accompanied by church organist Joseph Klice.
 
Note: This is a two-part event. 


Sun., October 22
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Rancho Los Alamitos
"Conversations in Place 2017: Time"


This season continues the discussion of the different nuances of time with "Timeless Space & Values". In this second conversation Allison Carruth, Ph.D., director of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies, Henry Jenkins, Ph.D., Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts & Education at USC, Michael Saler, Ph.D., Professor of History at UC Davis,Rubén Martínez, writer, musician and Emmy Award-winning journalist, Kristen Muller, Emmy and award-winning journalist, former producer of CBS Evening News & associate producer at 60 Minutes II, and Lynell George, an award-winning L.A.-based journalist, former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly will analyze how stories-from science fiction, fantasy, to the "face" of the news, help us navigate our place in a changing world, offering possibilities, reflecting reality, and revealing the timeless value of lives within.
 
Price
$25 per Person
$10 per Student (with Current Student ID)




Sun., October 22
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Camarillo Ranch
"Adolfo Camarillo's 153rd Birthday Celebration"


Admission FREE

The Camarillo Ranch Foundation is excited to announce Adolfo Camarillo's 153rd BirthdayCelebration on October 22, 2017. To celebrate in true Adolfo fashion, the festivities will include live performances by Ballet Folklorico Bell Arts and musical entertainment by local Mariachi groups. Docent-led home tours of the Camarillo Ranch House will be available along with a special tree planting ceremony commemorating the 125th anniversary of Adolfo's Queen Anne Victorian home. Don't miss a special appearance and the last chance this year to view and pet the legendary Camarillo White Horses. Bring the little ones for some fun face painting and your appetite for some delicious cuisine served by popular gourmet food trucks. As a treat for all guests, free dessert will be given in honor ofAdolfo's birthday. Join the foundation for Camarillo's most anticipated birthday party and a great family-friendly event for all to enjoy. 


Sun., October 22
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rancho Los Cerritos
"Stardusk Dinner Dance"
 

Step into the 1930s at the Stardusk Dinner Dance in RLC's beautiful garden. This special event, which benefits programs at Rancho Los Cerritos, will feature live music and a sumptuous feast by Primal Alchemy. 

$150 per person; sponsorships available. 


Thurs., October 26
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Muckenthaler Cultural Center
"The Darden Sisters Band "
 

$12.50 Member, $16 Student/Senior, $25 Non-member

The Darden Sisters perform a vast variety of genres including Western Swing, Jazz, Country, Gospel, Blues, Patriotic, Americana and more. In 2014, the girls were featured performing their originals on Puro 43 Music Sessions; a television show that was shot and aired in The Netherlands. Then the next year they surprised Paula Abdul for her birthday during the taping of Studio 10, which airs on Australian television. 









Sun., October 29
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
"Dia de los Muertos"
 
 
Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park will be hosting Dia de los Muertos on October 28th and 29th.  Guests attending the event will enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes at this traditional Mexican holiday to celebrate, remember and honor those that have departed. Ofrendas will be on display at Leo Carrillo's historic Hacienda to recognize Leo Carrillo, his wife Edith and his daughter Antoinette time at the Rancho. On Saturday evening special candlelight tours will be offered allowing guests to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Hacienda at night adorned with traditional decorations. Guests attending the candle lit tour will have the first opportunity view the ofrendas while enjoying Mexican hot chocolate and other traditional refreshments. On Sunday, guests can visit the Hacienda and participate Family Open Studios art projects, make tortillas and enjoy live performance between 10 am and 3 pm. Food will also be available for purchase.  

Advanced reservations are required to attend the candlelight tours on Saturday and the free celebration on Sunday. . 




Sun., October 29
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Strathearn Historical Park
"Dia de los Muertos"
 
$ 7 adults
$ 5 Kids (5-12 )
   
Music by Fredy Schiftan at 2pm and 6:30pm
Music by Mariachi Camarillo at 3:00pm and 4:45pm
Indigenous Aztec Dances 
Grupo Folklórico Viva México de Simi Valley at 4:15pm
Ballet Folklórico Fiesta Mexicana at 5:30
Storytelling by True Thomas and Clau Orona at 6pm
Food Vendors
Face Painting
Día de los Muertos craft vendors
Crafts for kids: skull masks, tissue flowers and more!
 
Come in costume or get your face painted at the festival!
Altars created by local families will be on display. 




Tues., October 31
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM & 10:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Olivas Adobe
"Halloween Night - 2 Tours"

It's time for a hauntingly good time at the Olivas Adobe. There are two
events on Halloween night, the night were the veil between this world and the
other side are at its thinnest. The first tour takes you through the home and
grounds sharing the stories of the many hauntings here 8:00-10:00 tour
#9291, this is the choice with younger ones.

The second event is with Ghost Hunter Richard Senate and his wife
Psychic Debbie Senate. Join them in an investigation with the goal of proving
the adobe is truly haunted. The tour is set for the witching hour 10:30pm-
12:30am. You will be asked to take part in investigations and attempt psychic
experiments in spirit communication. Adults only please! Tour #9292
To register call (805)658-4726 or  www.cityofventura.ca.gov/register


EXHIBITS*
Wallace Hartley_s sheet music_ Wallace Hartley was the band leader who continued to play as the ship sank.  The sheet music was recovered from his body a week after the ship sank
"Titanic" Wallace Hartley's sheet music - Wallace Hartley was the band leader who continued to play as the ship sank. The sheet music was recovered from his body a week after the ship sank

Currently Ongoing
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library 
and Museum
"TITANIC"
May 27, 2017 - January 7, 2018
 
Titanic at the Reagan Library is a fascinating look at Titanic, combining real artifacts with the real stories of the people onboard the ill-fated ship. This new exhibit tells the story of the unsinkable ship in a way no museum has done before. Artifacts from passengers, dispersed over time, will be reunited in this exhibit for the first time in over 100 years. This brand-new 10,000 square foot exhibition, reuniting hundreds of Titanic artifacts that have not been together since the ship's fateful night in 1912 with material and artifacts from the 1984-1985 discovery of the Titanic as well as with items from the 1997 movie, is a first-of-its-kind exhibition not seen anywhere else before.
 
This is not a traveling exhibition.  To see the story of the Titanic told in such a unique way, visitors must come to the Reagan Library.  Whether you are a fan of genuine history or larger-than-life Hollywood, this is truly an once-in-a-lifetime exhibition that sheds light on the Titanic in a first-ever way no museum has attempted before!


Now - October 15, 2017
 THE DOCTORS HOUSE, AS SEEN
"THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD"

Twenty five years ago Isabelle Meyer, then Director/Curator of the Doctors House Museum, had a marvelous idea. Having been a teacher in the Glendale Unified School District, she knew what fertile minds young children have, so she theorized that special tours of the Doctors House would be a wonderful way to teach children about life in the Victorian era. The backdrop was easy, our very own authentic Queen Ann Victorian house in Brand Park. She chose her audience carefully. "Third graders are perfect," she thought. Their brains absorb everything, and they still sort of respect adults at that age. Thus was the beginning of Doctors House "School Tours." 

July 15 was the opening of our newest exhibit "The Doctors House, as Seen Through the Eyes of a Child," which will officially open to the public on Sunday, August 6th, and continue through October 15, 2017. This is an excellent chance to view the archived artwork and thank you letters from all of the elementary school children who have benefited from a school tour over nearly three decades. Experience how they react to the chores that were routine for kids during the Victorian Era. Learn some of the interesting medical superstitions and homespun medications that were common at that time. And hear from the students themselves their favorite Victorian games played on their visit to the Museum. This visit to the Doctors House will definitely make you smile. Open Sundays, beginning in August, from 2-4pm. The Doctors House in located in the northwest corner of Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain, Glendale 91201.






Now - December 31
El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society at Carnegie Library

Free: "Randal Gene Young Photos Collection"

The El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society is exhibiting another group of extraordinary photographs from the Randal Gene Young collection at the Carnegie Library.  Produced from the Society's scans of photographer Richard J. Arnold's glass plate negatives, these beautiful prints give us a unique view of life in San Luis Obispo County at the end of the 19th century. 
 
Mr. Arnold's most significant contribution to early California photography was his choice to photograph all sorts of people, not limiting his subjects to paying clients.  While most commercial photographers at the time photographed the wealthy and elite on commission, Arnold did not limit the diversity of his subjects based on their financial means.   While he took commissions and ran a successful studio in San Luis Obispo, he was endlessly drawn to all types of people and his body of work presents a prescient vision of California's cultural diversity. 
 
Admission is Free, the exhibit will run through December 31, 2017.  



Currently Ongoing
Camp Roberts Museum
"Kiddie's Corral"

The Camp Roberts Historical Museum recently dedicated a space in their Museum Annex for children to dress up in various military uniforms.  The collection includes US Army uniforms from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Afghanistan.  There are also uniforms from the armies of Iraq and Great Britain.  Children can don their choice of uniforms, and pose with any of several replica weapons in the historic wheeled vehicles inside the Annex if they like.  It's a great "selfie" opportunity for adults as well as children.  This "Kiddie's Corral," which is sectioned off from the other exhibits, is proving to be quite a hit, especially with school groups and families with children.  

Take exit 244 from Hwy. 101, and make sure you have your drivers license, registration and insurance card.  The museum is open to the general public on both Thursdays and Saturdays.


Currently Ongoing
Mullin Automotive Museum
"Citroën: The Man, The Marque, The Mystique"
 
Come experience a sampling from one of the most innovative French automobile manufacturers of the 20th century, Citroën!  These fascinating automobiles encompassed technology way ahead of their time, in futuristic bodies.  Come enjoy some of the best examples built by this marque in a retrospective exhibit at the Mullin Automotive Museum.
 
Reservations required. Semi-Private tours held Tuesdays at 10 AM and Thursdays at 11 AM for $40 per person.   Saturday admission is Adults $15, Seniors $12 (65+), Children $8 (3-11), Children under 2 & active Military with ID FREE.  
 
Please call 805-385-5400 for information or to make reservations.

 

Currently Ongoing
Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum
"Hello! -- Antique Phones Exhibit & Silent Auction"
 
Bill Doctorman, who recently died at the age of 89, had an extensive collection of historic phones. He willed that collection to the Pleasant Valley Historical Society(PVHS).  Receipts found for phones that were purchased in his home state of Illinois indicate that he had been accumulating them for most of his lifetime.  
 
The PVHS museum currently has about 100 phones on display from the late 1880's through the 1980's.   Included are the wooden (usually oak) farm phones of various styles through the candlestick and art deco phones. It is fascinating to see how creative American manufacturers could be.  We also have some European phones that illustrate the standardization of style throughout the world.
 
We received over 200 phones from the Doctorman legacy and will be having a silent auction offering the excess to the community.  In the meantime, stop by to see this unusual exhibit, including a set-up for young children to experience "dialing" a telephone.  
 
Operating Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays from 12 - 4 PM.
 
Come by and say "hello"!




Now - Dec. 2017
African American Firefighter Museum
"Burning Bright: African American Women in the Fire Service"

You're invited to the African American Firefighter Museum's exhibit  "Burning Bright: African American Women in the Fire Service" with an opening r eception & celebration on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 1 pm - 4 pm.

African American Women have played a major role in the fire service ever since the 1800's when a slave named Molly Williams served as a volunteer firefighter in New York City. Today, African American Women play a significant role in the fire service nationwide. Currently, 5 African American women serve as Fire Chiefs of municipal city and county fire department's across the United States.
Here in Los Angeles, the beginning of African American women in the fire service started in 1978 when Carlesta Wells became the first African American woman paramedic hired by the Los Angeles Fire Department. She was followed by Michelle Banks in June of 1984.

We are proud to acknowledge that our first President was Firefighter/Lead Paramedic Michelle Banks of the LAFD (pictured). Firefighter Banks was instrumental in the opening of the Museum. She served as President from 1997 to 2003. Michelle retired in 2016. She is now the Vice President of the African American Firefighter Museum.

There are many women serving in the fire service today as chief officers, company officers, dispatchers, arson investigators, training officers, paramedics and fire chiefs.

Museum   Hours:  Sundays 1pm - 4pm
 & Tuesdays/Thursdays 10 am - 2 pm
 

Currently Ongoing
 
The Olivas Adobe Historical Interpreters, welcome you to come for a docent led history packed tour. Tours are given Saturday and Sunday's starting at 11:00, with the last tour departing at 3:00. Come and travel back in time to the Rancho Period at the home of Don Raymundo Olivas, his wife Teadora, and their twenty one children.



Feb. 14 - Dec. 21
Lanterman House 
"The Legacy of Frank Lanterman: 1901-1981"
 
The Lanterman House presents "The Legacy of Frank Lanterman," an exhibition giving insight into the multi-faceted life of this famous La Cañada resident. From his early days as a musician and political activist to his 28-year term in the California State Assembly, Frank Lanterman was always a champion for the local community. The exhibit will run from February 14 through December 21, 2017.

Watch for exhibition-related events throughout the year on our website.



 

Currently Ongoing
Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Museum & Historic Site
"The Vietnam War"

The Vietnam War was the second-longest war in United States history, after the war in Afghanistan.

Commitments to the people and government of South Vietnam to keep communist forces from overtaking them reached back into the Truman Administration. Eisenhower placed military advisers and CIA operatives in Vietnam, and John F. Kennedy sent American soldiers to Vietnam. Lyndon Johnson ordered the first real combat by American troops, and Richard Nixon concluded the war.

Despite the decades of resolve, billions and billions of dollars, nearly 60,000 American lives and many more injuries, the United States failed to achieve its objectives. Learn about Montebello's Reggie J Rodriguez who made the ultimate sacrifice and is honored by having a city park named after him. 


Currently Ongoing
Pleasant Valley Historical Society & Museum
Free: "Allis-Chalmers WD Row Crop Tractor"
 
The Pleasant Valley Historical Society & Museum has received a working tractor to be part of their permanent display.  Lou Oliver of Camarillo and a member of the Topa Flywheelers Tractor Club has given his fully restored 1952 Allis-Chalmers WD row crop tractor to the Museum.
 
"Allis," as she is called, was purchased new in 1952 from Power Tractor by the Tanaka Bros. Farms.   She worked well and hard for over forty years.  She was restored by Leonard Oliver and brought back to Camarillo in 2006 by Lou.  On a bright, sunny morning in late November, members from PVHS met at a ranch in the Las Posas Valley where Allis was stored.  She started right up and drove onto the flatbed that took her to the Museum where she now resides.  Plans are underway to build her a protective home that would be in keeping with her history.


Currently Ongoing
Camp Roberts Historical Museum
"75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary"
 
It has been 75 years since Camp Roberts first opened as the United States Army's largest basic training installation, just before our nation entered World War II. For the last 30 years, the volunteers at the Camp Roberts Historical Museum have been preserving and relating the camp's important history-as the US Army's largest basic training camp, through its 45-year history as the main training site for the California Army National Guard.
 
While there are always new exhibits for our guests to enjoy, our biggest project lately is a big expansion of our Afghanistan Exhibit, which focuses on our California Army National Guard units and our partner nations from around the world that are working hard under NATO and the UN to stabilize the government and train its police and armed forces.  The work is finished now, and we invite you to come and enjoy it, along with everything else we offer.  We think you'll be amazed at all the exhibits in both our historic buildings, plus all the tracked and wheeled vehicles and helicopters.  We're the largest Army museum in California, and the state's official military museum.  
 
Admission is always free.  We invite everyone to visit the Museum when it is open to the public (free) every Thursday and Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Our two large historic buildings full of exhibits will take you through the camp's entire history.


ANNOUNCEMENTS*

Angels Flight
Officially Reopened for Passenger Service!
 
Photo by Gary Leonard. 
 
The Angels Flight® funicular is one of Los Angeles' most enduring landmarks and has been featured in numerous artworks, books, and films including the winner of multiple Academy Awards - La La Land.  First installed in 1901, Angels Flight® has provided reliable transportation to tens of millions of passengers up and down Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles.  By the late 1950's the area surrounding Angels Flight® had fallen into blight and urban decay.  In 1969, Angels Flight® was disassembled and rebuilt nearly 30 years later 2 blocks south of the original location. Urban renewal efforts of the 1970's created redevelopment opportunities that continue today in what is now one of the most vibrant areas of Los Angeles. 
 
The Angels Flight® Railway has officially reopened for passenger service. The Railway is open daily, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays, from 6:45 in the morning until 10:00 at night. Passenger service operations are subject to occasional closures for maintenance. The one-way fare is $1.00. Holders of valid Metro passes may ride for fifty cents. Five-ride and 40-ride discount commuter books, good for one person only and for thirty days, are available for purchase.
 
The Railway's Top Station is located at California Plaza, 350 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90071. The Lower Station is located at 351 South Hill Street, Los Angeles 90013, across from Grand Central Market.
 
We hope that you will come by and enjoy a ride on this wonderful, historic Los Angeles treasure!