The WAHA Living History Tour is coming up again at the end of this month. If you’ve never had a chance to attend this event, you’re in for a treat. It’s such a unique and interesting event that really showcases the history of our area of Los Angeles, and how that played in the building of the city. Not to be missed!
History Comes Alive!
Living History Tour 2013
Civil Wars Civil Liberties
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery | Saturday, September 28
WAHA presents the 23rd Annual Living History Tour at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, with costumed actors, at graveside, portraying historic personages in one of L.A.’s oldest cemeteries. You’ll meet war heroes and scoundrels, L.A. pioneers and fighters for social justice, singers and actors – and more:
• Jennie Allen Bovard, USC’s first “First Lady” – and the university’s first female professor
• Dr. Oner Barker, African American physician who testified before the McCarthy-era House UnAmerican Activities Committee
• Marjorie Zier Page, Jazz Age starlet and Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty
• Merle Evans, victim of a horrendous train crash that led to the construction of the landmark West Boulevard Bridge
• Orion Theodore Thomas, Union Arm y bugler who became a well-known patriot in Los Angeles
• Daniel DeVilliers, Afrikaner who fought in the 2nd Boer War in South Africa (a conflict more bloody than the U.S. Civil War) and then the Mexican Revolution
• Aurelius Hutton, Confederate cadet whose family lost everything; after moving to L.A. in 1869, he helped found Pasadena; and
• Ivie Anderson, jazz singer with Duke Ellington’s Orchestra, originating the song, “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing”
Tickets (by advance reservation only) $30 general admission (children under 10 free);
After Sept. 10 or at the door (if available) all tickets $35.
WAHA members enjoy a $5 discount on all ticket prices.
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery is located at 1831 West Washington Blvd. in Historic West Adams.
This is a walking tour over uneven terrain; please wear comfortable shoes.
Click here to purchase tickets online.
For more information: 323-735-WAHA or email tours