Past Events | Los Angeles Conservancy
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Past Events

Last Remaining Seats

Visit our Facebook page for photos from some of our past screenings of classic films in historic theatres! 2016201520132012

Self-Guided Tours

Visit our Self-Guided Tours page for PDF booklets from many of our other past events and tours.

Landmark THIS! Workshops

We regularly offer workshops on writing landmark nominations for historic places. Visit our Landmark THIS! page for handouts and presentations from past workshops. 

L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conferences

Every two years we partner with the City of Los Angeles' Office of Historic Resources to hold this conference. The conference showcases the latest practices and topics in neighborhood conservation. Visit our L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference page for information about past conference topics, as well as slides and handouts.


Griffith Park's 125th Anniversary
Paul Revere Was Here Walking Tour


DTLA 2040 Virtual Event

Children of the '70s: Preservation on the Rise

Los Angeles City Council District 4 Town Hall
Chicano Moratorium: Looking Forward, 50 Years Later
People + Places: The Forgotten Story of Rancho Los Amigos


Culver City at a Crossroads

Explore the history of Culver City! 

Women's History Month Events

We celebrated Women's History Month with several different special tours and events focused on the women who built Greater L.A.

From Goose to Google

Our annual benefit took place where the past meets the future—the huge hangar was built in 1943 for Howard Hughes’ “Spruce Goose,” stunningly transformed for tech giant Google.


The Future of Preservation in Los Angeles: The Next 40 Years

This panel presentation on April 5, 2018 discussed the role of preservation in L.A.'s future. Watch a video of the full event >

40th Anniversary Walking Tour

Held in both the spring and fall, this sold-out tour explored the Conservancy's early years and included a visit to the OUE Skyspace LA observation deck.

Exclusive Preview: Imperial Western Beer Co. at Union Station

On October 3, 2018, we hosted an exclusive party to celebrate the reopening of the former Fred Harvey Restaurant space, closed since 1967.

People & Places: The Historic Fabric of L.A.’s Fashion District

At this one-day event, tourgoers explored the history of downtown L.A.'s Fashion District on five different walking tours.


L.A.’s K-Town: Culture and Community

Our 2017 fall tour spanned the entire weekend of November 3-5, and included walking tours, a pub crawl, a film screening, and more!

Lawrence Halprin: Reconnecting the Heart of Los Angeles

This 2017 walking tour visited the four Lawrence Halprin-designed landscapes that make up the Los Angeles Open Space Network.


The Homes of View Park

This 2016 tour visited private homes in the View Park neighborhood, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Exploring Chinatown: Past and Present

This one-day tour explored the history and architecture of Los Angeles’ vibrant Chinatown. 

Chinatown Scavenger Hunt

Following our one-day tour, we partnered with the Chinatown Business Improvement District for this evening scavenger hunt in Chinatown!


From Hughes to Hercules

This October 2015 tour explored the former Hughes Aircraft Company campus.

Clifton's Official Opening

After a four-year closure, the fully rehabilitated Clifton's reopened with a special benefit for the Conservancy!

A People's Guide to Los Angeles

This free lecture featured Dr. Laura Pulido, author of "A People's Guide to Los Angeles."

Preserving Parker Center

This free panel discussion focused on the demolition threat to Parker Center. The building has since been scheduled for demolition beginning in late 2018. Video recording from the event available on the event page.


All Aboard! The Union Station 75th Anniversary Gala

Our 2014 benefit celebrated the 75th anniversary of L.A.'s Union Station.


Preserving Sprawl: The Suburbs Become Historic

This panel discussion re-examined suburbanization and sprawl as a key chapter in the story of post-World War II Los Angeles. Video recording from the event available on the event page.