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!
You are cordially invited to attend the Culver City Historical Society’s Installation honoring the Society’s 14th president, Hope M. Parrish, and officers for 2018-2020 in the Crystal Dining Room of The Culver Hotel.
The event will take place on Wednesday evening, January 17, 2018 from 7:00-8:30 pm. The 2018-2020 officers will be:
Hope M. Parrish, President
Laura Stuart, Vice President, Development
Ellen and Art Litman, co-Vice President, Museum
Ryan Vincent, Vice President, Programs
Fred Alexander, Secretary
Carolyn Wispe Burns, Treasurer
Mayor Jeffrey Cooper will act as the installing officer and Rafia Cooper will be the evening’s Master of Ceremonies. Reservations are a must, so please download and complete the form found here, and your tickets will be held at the door.
Due to limited seating, reservations must be made by Friday, January 12, 2018. No tickets will be sold at the event. Tickets can also be purchased at the Culver City Historical Society Archives and Resource Center (ARC) on Sunday, January 7, 2018 between 1:00 PM -3:00 PM.
For more information, call the Society at (310) 253-6941 or email us.
All proceeds benefit the Culver City Historical Society.