Tours

Mariachi Plaza, Boyle Heights (Wikipedia), Autry Museum Entrance (wikipedia), Japanese American National Museum outside view (Wikipedia)


 

9 am–12 pm
(Including travel time. Attendees will meet at the hotel and travel to tour location via public transit. Cost of public transit is included with the fee.)

$15 | Limited to 25 people 

 
 

Boyle Heights Historical Walking Tour

Author George Sánchez will lead morning historical walking tour of Boyle Heights central district featuring Mariachi Plaza, theater CASA 0101, and the historic Breed Street Synagogue. Will include a historic exhibition on environmental racism at CASA 0101, and conversations with curators and historic preservationists of Boyle Heights. Followed by an optional lunch at Casa Fina Restaurant in Boyle Heights.

 

 

12 pm–2:30 pm
(Including travel time.)
 


$10 | Limited to 10 people 

 
 

Autry Resources Center

Stephen Aron, President and CEO of the Autry Museum of the American West, will offer a behind the scenes tour of the Autry Museum's Resources Center. The tour will focus on Native American materials and the new museum protocols that govern the care, conservation, access, and exhibition of these collections.

 

 

1 pm–4 pm 
(Including travel time. Attendees will meet at the hotel and travel to tour location via public transit. Cost of public transit is included with the fee.)

$20 | Limited to 20 people

Japanese American National Museum

Curator led tour of main exhibit of the Japanese American National Museum, chronicling Japanese American history, beginning in the late 1800s with the early days of the Issei (first generation) pioneers and continuing through World War II incarceration, post-war settlement, and the redress movement. Will also visit secondary exhibit on the history of youth in the Japanese internment camps of World War II.

Santa Monica Beach (Wikimedia), "Gothic at Koreatown" by Kalboz (Flickr), LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (Wikimedia)

 

9 am–3 pm
(Including travel time. Attendees will meet at the hotel and travel to tour locations via public transit. Cost of public transit is included with the fee.)

$20 | Limited to 25 people 

 
 

The Hidden Histories of Los Angeles' Beaches

On this tour, historians Alison Rose Jefferson and Elsa Devienne will share their research on the hidden histories of Los Angeles' beaches. Topics will include but are not limited to: the history of African American beach access and discrimination, the environmental history of the shores, the life, death and rebirth of world-famous "Muscle Beach," and the repression of gay cruising at "Crystal Beach."

 

 

9 am–1 pm
(Including travel time. Attendees will meet at the hotel and travel to tour locations via public transit. Cost of public transit is included with the fee.)


$30 | Limited to 10 people 

 
 

Koreatown Historical Walking Tour

The Los Angeles Conservancy will lead a historical walking tour of Koreatown. Assuming that the Korean American Museum is open by spring 2023, the tour will conclude with a visit to the museum and a conversation with a curator. Followed by an optional dinner at a Koreatown restaurant.

 

 

1:30 pm–4:30 pm 
(Including travel time. Attendees will meet at the hotel and travel to tour location via public transit. Cost of public transit is included with the fee.)

$15 | Limited to 20 people

Historic El Pueblo Site and LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Museum

Curators will lead a tour of the main exhibition of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Museum, showing the founding and history of the Los Angeles Pueblo, and major developments in the city of Los Angeles. This will be followed by a walking tour of the historic El Pueblo de Los Angeles site itself, including the Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueros America Tropical space, the 1818 Avila Adobe, and the Pico House. Known as the birthplace of Los Angeles, the Olvera Street area depicts the historic unfolding of the city of Los Angeles from its origins as an indigenous space and Spanish/Mexican pueblo.


Friends Of Residential Treasures: Los Angeles (FORT: LA)

seeks to inspire pride in Los Angeles by empowering people to see our city in new ways through its tapestry of neighborhoods and homes -- and the stories they tell. FORT Trails is our flagship program which releases a themed trail route featuring the locations of architecturally significant residences every month to the public. The program is available for free for public use on our website. Launched in June 2020, twenty five Trails have been completed. A variety of overlaid routes and subject-specific categories (architect, style, period, multi-unit, etc.) allow users to learn and explore based on different areas of interest. Trails are developed by volunteer curators (known as “Trailblazers”) whose unique insights and perspectives are integral to the Trail design. These curators include individuals from organizations including the Getty Research Institute, the Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources, the Gamble House, and the LA Conservancy. Each Trail map includes a “deep dive” of information, including biographies or architects and owners, photos, historic blueprints, bibliographies for further learning and timelines. FORT’s Trails program is the recipient of both an LA Conservancy Preservation award and a California Preservation Foundation Design award.