• Members Only Tour | L.A. City Archives
    August 2, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

***NOTE: This is event is currently full. Please register for a Waitlist Ticket above to be placed on our waiting list. We will let Waitlist Members know if additional spots become available.

The L.A. City Archives is a vast repository of L.A. City history in the form of documents, maps, records and all kinds of historical paraphernalia related to the history of Los Angeles. The purpose of the City Archives’ Historical Records Program is to identify, collect, preserve, arrange and describe records of historical significance originated by the City government. As an institution, the City Archives serves as the final resting place for records of enduring political, economic, legal and cultural value.

The head L.A. City Archivist, Michael Holland, will conduct this special VIP tour created especially for Town Hall L.A. members. There are over 45,000 square feet of records, but our tour guide, Michael Holland, will curate a special selection of items that are sure to be a fascinating peek at our city’s history.

There’s something for everyone. For instance, if you are a Dodger fan, the Archives include the minutes of the City Council meeting at which the ordinance and contract was debated and approved to bring the team to Los Angeles.

Join us for this fascinating peek into our LA City history at a little known City department which is actually so important to our past and present.

FREE to THLA members in good standing, on a first come, first served basis. Everyone must be pre-registered. Unable to accommodate latecomers or walk-ups.


C. Erwin Piper Technical Center
555 Ramirez Street Space 320 Los Angeles, CA 90012

9:30 AM – Check-in at exterior entry stairs in front of main Piper Tech building at 555 Ramirez Street
10:00 AM – Two-hour tour led by LA City Archivist Michael Holland
12:00 PM – Tour concludes

We strongly encourage ride share or public transit, but limited on-site parking is available if the guest provides the license plate number and make/model of car information to Town Hall LA staff in advance.