Those staying in Los Angeles hotels in downtown this month may be in town for a convention or to visit this beautiful city at a low traffic time. In downtown Los Angeles, there is an undiscovered gem located off the 110 freeway in the Heritage Square Museum. The museum transports visitors to the end of the 19th century, when California was just becoming a state.
There are eight historic structures at the museum, which were constructed during the Victorian Era. The Heritage Square Museum is one of the best places to learn about the everyday lives of Southern Californians from the end of the 19th century to the early decades of the 20th century. Buildings include the Longfellow-Hastings Octagon House and the William Perry Mansion. Come to the museum for a unique exploration of the lives of those who developed Los Angeles!
Guided tours are provided in the museum, along with living history performances, educational programs, exhibitions, hands-on training and special events. An event happening this weekend is “Day of the Dead” with Yale Cabaret. This will be a night of lively storytelling, starting at 2pm on February 9. Yale Cabaret Hollywood will read Dyanne Asimow’s play “Day of the Dead.” Expected the unexpected with poetry, metaphor, myth and imagination on Olvera Street. The event is $10 for the public and free for members. For more information, click here.
Come visit the Heritage Square Museum for Haunted Heritage on February 23! You can find out if the museum is haunted! For over 40 years, people have claimed to hear, see and feel many mysterious happenings at the museum. Ghost sightings have long been reported, perhaps due to its Victorian architecture, historic furnishings or paintings on display. Haunted Orange County will explore the museum with the general public to see if it is indeed “haunted.” Lead investigators include mediums, SyFy hosts, psychics and more. Ticket prices are $75 per person.
Hope you get a chance to visit the Heritage Square Museum during your stay in Los Angeles!