After 18 months, the Culver City Historical Society’s Archives and Resource Center will reopen to the public, resuming our bi-monthly Sunday afternoons starting Sunday, September 19 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Come see how we’ve spruced up the place! September 20 is the anniversary of Culver City’s incorporation, so we couldn’t think of a better weekend to celebrate history with our neighbors and friends!
Masks are required inside. The entrance to the ARC is from the back parking lot at Veterans Memorial Building.
As a (great!) tenant of the Veterans Memorial Building, we continue to adhere to their guidelines, so the Culver City Historical Society Archives and Resource Center remains closed.
We have been (safely) working hard inside the ARC during the pandemic, refreshing our exhibition space. We canNOT wait to welcome you back on our Sundays as soon as we are permitted! Please continue to check back for updates.
In the meantime, our online shop is always open. Content on our YouTube channel has grown, if you’re like us and history video rabbit holes happen. Driving or peddling around Culver City, reading our marked sites, is always a good time! #HistoryIsFun
Under a Covid veil our historic marker was set in cement. Because of the pandemic it was unveiled with little fanfare. Thankfully, our markers outlast the speeches and applause and have become vital and permanent narratives, communicating our city’s history. As has been printed in several articles of this newsletter over the last two years the Rollerdrome was a social and recreational touchpoint in Culver City’s history from 1928 to 1970. The Historical Society is thrilled to mark the site at Tellefson Park with our 14th bronze plaque.
We look forward to a time when it is safe to gather as a large group in order to celebrate this marker and share memories of the Rollerdrome. Until then, we encourage you to mask up and take the people in your pod to read the marker at Tellefson. If your pod mates are of the younger set, they will enjoy the brand-new playground equipment.
Collaboration is crucial and we would not have a bronze plaque, on a cement block, in Tellefson Park were it not for our friends at the City of Culver City Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Department and Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, with the leadership of our Historic Sites Chair (and City Historian) Julie Lugo Cerra.
Please, pardon our dust! We will use the month of June to do some organizational work in our permanent collection storage area, and we need a little wiggle room to do this, so we’ll be spreading out into our museum space.
Because of all this, we will unfortunately NOT open the ARC during our June public open hours — this coming Sunday, June 3 and Sunday, June 17 (and happy early Father’s Day to all the dads!).
We wish we could install an observation area for our visitors!