September 2020, Vol. 102
This month brings Tongva poetry, arctic mysteries, and the story of a Pasadena photojournalist you won't want to miss!

We know you miss visiting museums, and your favorite museums miss you, too. Passport 2 History sites continue to innovate to keep connected with our communities. From virtual speaker sessions to outdoor openings, check out what's new this month from your local historic sites, cultural centers, and museums!
If you're experiencing difficulties, copy and paste the following link:
Header image courtesy of Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Site & Gardens. Plan your reserved outdoor or virtual visit today; read on for information in this volume of the P2H newsletter!
Happening This Month
Sail Along Craft Program
Los Angeles Maritime Museum
Off-Site Event
COMING SOON! Discover the History of the Los Angeles Harbor from home while the museum is temporarily closed for renovations. The Sail Along Craft Program is one of the ways in which the museum is encouraging maritime preservation and education during construction. These hands-on crafts connect to exhibits in the museum and teach about the maritime experience. Included is a museum pass for a FREE family visit, valid for a regular entry once the museum opens. Visit our website and follow us on social media to stay up to date!
Oakbrook Chumash Museum
Online Event
24 Sept
6:00 – 7:15 PM
Join us through Zoom/Facebook Live to learn about Megan's efforts to revitalize the Tongva language using poetry. She'll share a selection of her poems and offer ideas for writing poetry in Indigenous languages.
Megan Dorame is a Tongva poet who lives and writes in Southern California. She holds a BA in anthropology and works to reclaim and revitalize the Tongva language. Megan is a 2020 PEN Emerging Voices Fellow and her work has appeared in The Ear, Dryland, and The Offing, among others. Please fill out the information in link to receive the event info or visit our website
Animals for Sale
Hathaway Ranch Museum

Hathaway Ranch Museum at 11901 E. Florence Ave. in Santa Fe Springs has pygmy goats and roosters for sale.

Please call the museum at (562) 777-3444 for more information.
Safe, Beautiful and Peaceful
Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Gardens
The historic barnyard and gardens at Rancho Los Alamitos are a peaceful place of respite during challenging times. The Rancho is welcoming visitors back to these outdoor spaces after temporary closure due to COVID-19. Take a leisurely stroll through the lush open spaces of the Rancho, enjoying the seasonal blooms in the gardens and communing with the livestock in the barnyard. Reservations to visit the Rancho are organized by time and date so that distancing protocols may be observed, ensuring a relaxed experience for all visitors. Reservations may be made at the Rancho’s website or via email at
Introducing Virtual Memberships!
Heritage Museum of Orange County
We've gone virtual! To thank you for your continued support through museum memberships, we're offering you tons of new content including digital exhibitions, blogs, podcasts, recipes, and virtual tours!
Maritime Museum Speaker Series Features the Mysteries of Antarctica
Channel Islands Maritime Museum
Dr. Kathleen Roos is driven by a love of science and the environment and has over 30 years of environmental experience across the globe from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast of the US to Russia, Thailand, Nepal, Iceland and the Pacific Islands. On the southern-most tip of the planet rests one of the world's most massive and mysterious landmasses - the frozen realm of Antarctica. Our online Speaker Series link will be available September 16 at 7:00 pm, on our website, Dr. Kathleen Roos will be sharing her perspective and experiences about the mysteries of Antarctica.
Keep Up With Your Favorite Museums Online!
A Visit to the Blacksmith Shop
Stagecoach Inn Museum
It’s time to fire up the forge! Whether you choose to visit in person or take our Virtual Tour here, the Hunt Blacksmith Shop is just one of several fun and exciting places to step back in time at the Stagecoach Inn Museum. We are now welcoming guests to our outdoor areas and providing a peek into structures from our native Chumash, early ranching, and pioneer history on Saturdays from 1-4:00. Please note that masks are required on museum grounds, and a suggested donation of $5 per person is requested in exact cash or by debit/credit card. Check our website for additional hours and upcoming activities at
History at Home: Helen Lukens Gaut
Pasadena Museum of History
Our new episode of History at Home delves into the life and work of Pasadena photojournalist Helen Lukens Gaut, whose photography captured the essentials of her life—nature, architecture, and motoring. History at Home is brought to you by PMH and Pasadena Media.
The King of Calabasas' Kingdom
Leonis Adobe Museum
We call him the King of Calabasas, but how did Miguel get this royal moniker? Calabasas gained its reputation for wealth and style long after Miguel's death, so why was this French-Basque immigrant seen as regional royalty? You'll be surprised to learn just how far his landholdings reached - and how familiar some of the parcels he owned will be to the modern-day Angeleno!
In this episode of Leonis Legacies, Historian and Curator Dinna Rivera-Pitt takes you across the map of Miguel Leonis' vast real estate empire.

Virtual Visit to Rancho Los Alamitos
Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Gardens
Connect with Rancho Los Alamitos from home!
Explore Exhibits and Collections
About the Passport 2 History Program
Make the most of P2H!

Tag your adventures #passport2history on Instagram! And join the P2H community in our Facebook Group!

Visit every site? Bring your completed booklet to P2H HQ at the Leonis Adobe Museum for a prize!
About Us

Passport 2 History unites the sites, collections, experiences, and organizations that tell the story of Southern and Central California and its people.

We celebrate the institutions that take visitors back in time, showcase local experiences and talent, and preserve the artifacts and monuments of our state's rich heritage. We proudly invite you to enjoy all they have to offer. Participating sites submit events, exhibits, and announcements to be included in the regular monthly newsletter.
For more details, visit us at or check out our social media pages above.
* Please note that while we strive to list the most accurate information available at the time of publishing this newsletter, it is always best to contact the institution directly to confirm dates and times listed, especially while COVID-19 continues to affect businesses' abilities to operate as normal. Thank you!
Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.