Special Events

Griffith Park 125th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, November 13, 2021, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park


About the Event

To celebrate Griffith Park’s 125th anniversary, the Autry Museum will be free on Saturday, November 13! Visitors have the opportunity to see the exhibition Investigating Griffith Park and join special programs all connected to L.A.’s favorite park. 

Docents will be stationed outside in the museum’s plaza to share the multi-layered history tied to where the Autry now sits, such as the history of the Feliz Rancho, the Griffith and National Guard airfields, and Rodger Young Village. 

Celebration Day Schedule 

1:00 p.m. | The Feral Boy Who Lives in Griffith Park

Live reading of stories from the extended Second Edition of The Feral Boy Who Lives in Griffith Park. The largest urban park in the nation is the fertile ground where new myths and legends grow, and the authors in this short story collection imagine a world where the feral boy who lives in Griffith Park exists. New stories by Annette Zilinskas, Matt Oswalt, Hadley Meares, Tim Kirk, and others will be read by the authors and actors Jordan Morris, Dana Schwartz, Nathan Mohebbi, and Daniel Ferranti, with live musical accompaniment by Tom Moose

Following the reading the authors will sign copies of the newly released extended second edition, available in the museum store

2:30 p.m. | Griffith Park A to Z 

Join Casey Schreiner, author of Discovering Griffith Park, for a lively slideshow presentation through the alphabet of what makes Griffith Park one of the finest city parks in the entire country. Learn about groundbreaking aviators, ham-and-egg eating secret societies, famous animals, movie stars, citizen gardens, hiking routes, mysterious artists, and more!  

Following the presentation Schreiner will sign copies of his LA Times bestselling book—the first and only in-depth guide for the park. Copies available in the Autry Store.

For information on other activities happening in Griffith Park as part of the 125th anniversary celebrations visit the LA Conservancy website.