Charles Lummis’ Home and Its Remarkable Visitors

On View Saturdays Through January 11, 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

TALK: Saturday, December 7, 2:00 p.m.
"El Alisal: A Place of National Significance"
Presented by Christian Rodriguez, Lummis House Curator

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.

See directions and additional campus information 


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