El Pueblo Park Association supports El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historic Monument, the historic center of one of the oldest cities in the United States – the modern City of Los Angeles, founded by the Spanish in 1781.
Surrounding the historic plaza are the city’s first graveyard, the city’s oldest church and house, multiple museums and exhibit halls,plus Olvera Street, the world famous Mexican marketplace.
To preserve this unique landmark and the educational opportunities it offers, the El Pueblo Park Association (EPPA) sponsors public education and contributes funds to preserve and display artifacts.
Want to know more about El Pueblo? Las Angelitas del Pueblo, which has offered tours for 52 years, will begin a new docent training class February 6. For more information see: http://lasangelitas.org/docent-training/
See Calendar page for upcoming events, included Empowering Women and Girls of Los Angeles, February 10.
New Olvera Street cross:
Recognition event for sculptor Jackie Hadnot, second from the right, who carved the new teak wood cross at the entrance to Olvera Street. Hadnot is holding a small replica of the new cross. A cross has occupied the site since 1929.
Left to right is Historical Monument General Manager Chris Espinosa, El Pueblo Park Association President Don Sloper, Hadnot, and EPPA Vice President Kathy Kolnick, holding plaque recognizing major donors.
Miniature copy of the new cross with wood chips from the carving in the glass containers on each side, presented as a gift to El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historic Monument from Jackie Hadnot during recognition event.
Two icons of recent plaza history in front of new cross. Left is the historic monument’s first curator (1977-2001) Jean Bruce Poole, co-author of El Pueblo: The Historic Heart of Los Angeles, and founder of the El Pueblo Park Association in 1982; and right, Ynez Violé O’Neill, long time board member with families ties to Olvera Street.
El Pueblo Park Association is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Public Charity tax ID # 95-3842289. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.