The Chamber Turned 100 and Honored Community Service

In early March, the Culver City Chamber of Commerce celebrated its first 100 years of support for local businesses while recognizing its many members and volunteers in the business community, and also installing a new chair. It was a wonderful event that included live music, and it was a real …
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Spring 2022 Message

Hello Members, Friends, and Neighbors, As we spring forward and turn another corner with Covid, it is my hope that 2022 brings us more opportunities to be in-person again. Over the last two years, our community has faced many challenges, but hopefully we are moving toward the other side. We continue our …
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April 19 General Meeting and Program

Up, Up and Away Before there was a Los Angeles International Airport, several small airports peppered the Southern California landscape, including one in Culver City.  By the late 1920s, Culver City was at the forefront of two pioneering and burgeoning industries: motion pictures and aviation. Did you know that the Culver City …
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The Archives Come Alive Again

Photos courtesy of dee-Lightful Productions The first official use of the historic movie backdrops obtained by the Culver City Historical Society from the Motion Picture Art Directors Guild occurred this past summer in a very public manner. Musical theater workshops are held year-round at Vets Auditorium by dee-Lightful Productions, Culver City’s own …
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Winter 2022 Message

Hello Members, Friends, and Neighbors, Here we are, December 2021, saying goodbye to another year! For me, 2021 in comparison to 2020 was so much better and I hope we continue on this path. 2021 was productive for your Historical Society. We are thrilled to have Madisen Matsuura join our Culver City …
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The P.E. Camp

The first line of my father’s 2010 obituary reads, “Fred Heredia was born at the Pacific Electric Railway camp for track laborers in downtown Culver City in1938.”When I wrote that line, I assumed everyone in Culver City knew about the “PE Camp,” which was housing provided by the Pacific Electric …
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