The Becoming Los Angeles exhibit, which opened on July 14th at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in Exposition Park, explores the natural and cultural history of Southern California, and it showcases the largest and most important collection of historic objects from early Los Angeles. The exhibition will invite visitors on the journey of how Los Angeles — a small settlement in an arid landscape — became the global city of today.
This 14,000-square-foot masterpiece is the largest in the Museum. It tells stories in six major sections: Los Angeles and the region at the time of Spanish contact; the Spanish Mission Era; the Mexican Rancho Era; the early American Period; the emergence of a new American city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the Great Depression and World War II, to the present.
Some of the stories are well-known, such as how the acquisition of water through the Los Angeles Aqueduct in 1913 allowed Los Angeles to grow. But there are other natural and human influences might surprise you: how cattle, the Gold Rush, floods, a plague of grasshoppers, railroads, and outlandish booster campaigns all played a part in transforming the region into an agricultural and industrial empire; the pivotal role Los Angeles played in World War II; and the dynamic diversity of the earliest settlers. Come face-to-face with Native Americans, colonists, and settlers; rancheros, citrus growers, and oil barons; captains of industry, boosters, and radicals; filmmakers (such as Thomas Edison, Walt Disney and Charlie Chaplin), innovators, and more!
The hottest new exhibit in Southern California will also feature Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History in their gift shop. My first book shares America’s story through the eyes of actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age. My literary work is a perfect compliment to this family-friendly attraction.
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Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History and Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History shares America's story through the eyes of actors from Hollywood's Golden Age.
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