Donate now or purchase a membership to support Echo Park history!

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Get a tax deduction by making a year-end donation to the Echo Park Historical Society. Your donation will help us promote awareness of neighborhood history and support historic preservation efforts.

You can also support our efforts by becoming a member (or renewing your membership) for as little $15 a year. Click or tap here to join or renew. Membership benefits include free or reduced admission to our tours, workshops and events.

Are you free Saturday morning? Then take the Historic Echo Park Lake Walking Tour!

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Join us for the Echo Park Lake Walking Tour at 10 am on Saturday, Oct. 22. Sponsored by the Echo Park Historical Society, the tour includes a discussion of the origins of Echo Park Lake, a tour of the edge of Angeleno Heights, the site of the American Institute of Mentalism and Angelus Temple. We also talk about the recent renovations of Echo Park Lake. This is a slightly strenuous tour with three Echo Park staircases. Building interiors are not included.    The tour is free to EPHS members and $5 for non-members.

For the starting location, please RSVP via email to  ephs@historicechopark.org. Please include the number of people in your reservation. Thanks!

Walking Tours & Historic Photos: Join us this weekend at the Echo Park Lotus Festival

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The Echo Park Historical Society will be at Echo Park Lake this Saturday and Sunday, July 9 & July 10, for the 36th Annual Lotus Festival.

Make sure to stop by our booth near the lotus bed to view our display of historic photos and meet fellow members.

Also, please join us for Echo Park Lake Walking Tours during the festival. The tour includes a discussion of the origins of Echo Park Lake, a tour of the edge of Angeleno Heights, the site of the American Institute of Mentalism and Angelus Temple. We also talk about the recent renovations of Echo Park Lake. Here’s the tour schedule:

  • Saturday, July 9: 10 am & 1 pm
  • Sunday, July 10:  12 pm &  2 pm  

The tours are free for EPHS members and $5.00 for non-members. The walking tours begin at the Echo Park Historical Society booth located inside the Lotus Festival. To RSVP email ephs@historicechopark.org. Please include the number of people in your reservation.

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Walk This Way: Reserve space on our Echo Park Lake walking tour during the Lotus Festival

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Join us for Echo Park Lake Walking Tours during the Lotus Festival, Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 at Echo Park Lake, 751 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Walking tours are scheduled for 10 am and 1 pm on Saturday, July 9 and 12 noon and 2 pm on Sunday, July 10. Sponsored by the Echo Park Historical Society, the tour includes a discussion of the origins of Echo Park Lake, a tour of the edge of Angeleno Heights, the site of the American Institute of Mentalism and Angelus Temple. We also talk about the recent renovations of Echo Park Lake.

This is a slightly strenuous tour with three Echo Park staircases. Building interiors are not included.

Free for EPHS members and $5.00 for non-members, the walking tours begin at the Echo Park Historical Society booth located inside the Lotus Festival. To RSVP email ephs@historicechopark.org. Please include the number of people in your reservation.

Join us this for Saturday’s Echo Park Lake Walking Tour

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Join us for the Echo Park Lake Walking Tour at 10 am on Saturday, April 23. Sponsored by the Echo Park Historical Society, the tour includes a discussion of the origins of Echo Park Lake, a tour of the edge of Angeleno Heights, the site of the American Institute of Mentalism and Angelus Temple. We also talk about the recent renovations of Echo Park Lake. This is a slightly strenuous tour with three Echo Park staircases. Building interiors are not included.    The tour is free to EPHS members and $

For the starting location, please RSVP via email to  ephs@historicechopark.org. Please include the number of people in your reservation. Thanks!

Enjoy a slice of Preservation Pizza at the Echo Park History Happy Hour!

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History Happy Hour / Quarterly Meeting, 5-7 pm on Tuesday, April 19

Join the Echo Park Historical Society for a History Happy Hour as its Quarterly Meeting at Mohawk Bend, 2141 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026, 5 to 7 pm on Tuesday, April 19.

Help us get a piece of the pie! Our friends at Mohawk Bend will feature Preservation Pizza during the month of April! $4 of every pie sold benefits The Echo Park Historical Society.  $4 of every Preservation Pizza sold at Mohawk Bend in the month of April will benefit The Echo Park Historical Society!

Try the Preservation Pizza at Mohawk Bend during April and help us raise $4 from every pie sold! This pizza features cannellini bean puree, almond ricotta, charred radicchio, grilled onion, arugula, fresh radicchio and balsamic dressing.

Order the Preservation Pizza at @mohawkla during April & they’ll donate $4 to us! Support #EchoPark! RSVP  ephs@historicechopark.org.

Take the Echo Park Lake Walking Tour on April 23

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Join us for the Echo Park Lake Walking Tour at 10 am on Saturday, April 23. Sponsored by the Echo Park Historical Society, the tour includes a discussion of the origins of Echo Park Lake, a tour of the edge of Angeleno Heights, the site of the American Institute of Mentalism and Angelus Temple. We also talk about the recent renovations of Echo Park Lake. This is a slightly strenuous tour with three Echo Park staircases. Building interiors are not included.    The tour is free to EPHS members and $

For the starting location, please RSVP via email to  ephs@historicechopark.org. Please include the number of people in your reservation. Thanks!

Join us for an Echo Park stairways walking tour this Saturday

Can't join us on Saturday? Take a virtual walk up the Baxter Steps

Can’t join us on Saturday? Take a virtual walk up the Baxter Steps

The Echo Park Stairways tour on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. includes the Baxter Stairs (possibly the city’s longest) as well as Fellowship Park, Red Hill and the modernist Harwell Harris house. This is a modestly strenuous tour that includes one long stairway and several steep hills. Building interiors are not included.
For location please RSVP to ephs@historicechopark.org

How many stairways are there in Echo Park? Why did they get built?  Here are some answers.

See you at the lake on Saturday night for “Double Indemnity”

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The Echo Park Historical Society is one of the sponsors of this year’s Echo Park Film Series, which will screen  movies outdoors at Echo Park Lake.  The film classic “Double Indemnity,” which features some vintage L.A. scenery, will screen this Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7 pm. The movie, which is free,  will be screened in the northwest corner of the lake near Glendale Boulevard and Park Avenue.

See you at the lake Saturday night for the Echo Park Film Series

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The Echo Park Historical Society is one of the sponsors of this summer’s Echo Park Film Series, which will screen neighborhood-related movies outdoors at Echo Park Lake. The first of four movies will be shown on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8 pm with the screening of Quinceañera, the 2006 indie movie about growing up and gentrification in Echo Park.  The movie, which is free,  will be screened in the northwest corner of the lake near Glendale Boulevard and Park Avenue.