On Saturday, February 16th, 2019, the LVHS will sponsor “Get on the Bus” tours of places of worship in  La Verne. These popular tours will leave from Hillcrest and acquaint participants with historical facts about La Verne and its citizens. Gain a deeper knowledge and appreciation of La Verne through enjoyable and community-building activities sponsored by the La Verne Historical Society. Bus departures are scheduled 8:45am, 11:00am, & 1:45pm in the Citrus Parking Lot ½ block north of the Hillcrest Meeting House & next to the wood shop & sewing center. Each tour lasts 1½ hours.

   Call Sherry Best at 909/596-4679 or email her at sbest@lavernehistoricalsociety.org for your reservation to “Get on the Bus.” Seating is limited to 16-18 persons per bus and available on a “first come, first served” basis.  There will be no wait listing or encore tours so reserve your seat right away.

Events- Upcoming and Past

Join us on Saturday, June 30, beginning at 11:00 am, at the north end of Kuns Park to check in for the tour of the Calkins-Perrin House. After the tour, gather at the park for a root beer float and some bocce ball.

Please join us this Saturday, December 1st, as we tour the 2000 and 2100 blocks of Third Street. We will become acquainted with many of the businesses that occupied this space and the people who operated them.

Past Events You May Have Missed

We have rescheduled our tour of the University of La Verne with Dr. Ben Jenkins. We invite you to join us this Saturday, January 19, on what promises to be a rainless day. Meet at the Hanawalt House at 8:45 a.m.

Who doesn’t love Huell Howser and his famous “California’s Gold” series? Now is your chance to relive some of the late Huell Howser’s most famous episodes through the memories of Luis Fuerte, Howser’s cameraman, editor, sound engineer, and lighting director.  Fuerte will give us an insider’s view of filming around the Golden State with a presentation that will include video clips from some of Huell Howser’s most famous episodes.

Shoot Away – Damn You! Judges of Los Angeles, 1850-1875

   Judges in Los Angeles spanned the spectrum of modern standards of professionalism to often outlandish outbursts…
   Join Mr. Paul Spitzzeri, on Monday, January 14, 2019, for a presentation from his “Curious Cases” series on early Los Angeles justice. The presentation is scheduled for 7:00 pm at the Hillcrest Meeting House located in the Hillcrest complex at 2705 Mountain View Drive in La Verne. Refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to attend.
   Mr. Spitzzeri, Museum Director of the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum in the City of Industry is the author of many articles and essays on local, state and western history and received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for his biography of the Workman and Temple families. His presentations are filled with factual information and his talk is sure to entertain and enlighten.