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2018-04-2812-40-28D4S_8129Books can connect us with history in new and exciting ways. Each fiction and non-fiction book club series focuses on a subject that relates to the history of the Los Angeles region between 1830 and 1930. Museum staff will occasionally share items from the museum's collection that pertain to the subject of a book.

We ask that participants read the assigned book in time for each meeting.

Non-Fiction Book Club

California's Nineteenth-Century Economy: The Big Picture

Friday, June 8
Friday, July 13
Friday, August 10

June 1: The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream by H. W. Brands

July 13: The Associates: Four Capitalists Who Created California by Richard Rayner

August 3: River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West by Rebecca Solnit

 

Varied Views of Los Angeles, 1850-1930

Friday, October 5
Friday, November 2
Friday, December 7

  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Free; space is limited and advance registration is recommended starting August 24.

October 5: Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California by Frances Dinkelspiel

November 2: Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past by William Deverell

December 7: The King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle for Paradise by David K. Randall

 


Fiction Book Club

A Fantastical Look at California Book Club Fantastical Series

Wednesday, June 20
Wednesday, July 18
Wednesday, August 15


• 7 to 9 p.m.
• Free; space is limited and advance registration is recommended. Click HERE to reserve your spot.

June 20: Kindred by Octavia Butler

July 18: The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson

August 15: The Lonesome Gods by Louis L'Amour

 

WWI in Different Mediums

Wednesday, October 17
Wednesday, November 14
Wednesday, December 19


• 7 to 9 p.m.
• Free; space is limited and advance registration is recommended starting August 31.

October 17: Journey's End by R.C. Sherriff

November 14: TBA

December 19: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remareque

 


EventDate/Time
10/05/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10/17/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11/02/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11/11/2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
11/14/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12/07/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12/19/2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM