Charles Lummis’ Home and Its Remarkable Visitors
On View Saturdays, November 16-December 28, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus
About the Exhibition
At the Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum, Mt. Washington Campus
234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA | Free Admission & Free Parking
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 16, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
See the new exhibit, view the original Lummis Housebook, and enjoy light refreshments in the Courtyard.
In the late 1890s and early 1900s, the home of Charles Lummis was a gathering place for artists, writers, early preservationists, politicians, and other historically significant individuals of the time. Located in Highland Park and known as El Alisal, the home continues to be a beloved historic and community landmark in Northeast Los Angeles.
Learn about some of the varied and diverse individuals who visited El Alisal through this community-curated exhibit featuring more than 60 visitors who signed into its Housebook. Descriptions of visitors will be supplemented by a digitized replica of the Housebook, which will be available for browsing through the duration of the exhibit.
Each Saturday, Lummis Housebook researcher and community volunteer Dennis Harbach will be available to answer questions about the exhibit content and the life of Charles Lummis. Plus, learn more about Lummis through the exhibit Making a Big Noise: The Explorations of Charles Lummis, located on the lower level of the historic museum.
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Exhibit Organizers: Frank Parrello and Dennis Harbach
Designer: Amy Inouye, Future Studio Design and Gallery
Exhibit Sponsors: Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society, Friends of the Southwest Museum, Highland Park Heritage Trust, and Lummis Legacy League