Wednesday, May 13, 2009

From our friends at the Heritage Museum:

Join us this Sunday for the 20th anniversary of Museums of the Arroyo Day, as six museums located along the Arroyo Seco in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors free of charge. At Heritage Square Museum, visit interesting cultural attractions like Ukulele Swing, Blacksmiths, Woodcarvers, Storytellers, members of W.E.S.T., the Rose Bowl Riders, and the Indian War Headquarters.

MOTA Day is generously made possible at Heritage Square Museum thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, including Lizarde Auto Service, the San Gabriel Bead Company, Peter Pepper Products, The York on York, and Steven Ormenyi Associates.

A couple of important notes about the event::
• We encourage you to carpool and consider using the nearby Heritage Square METRO Gold Line stop for parking. From there you can either wait for one of the shuttles, or join one of the volunteer guides on a walk to either Heritage Square Museum or the nearby Lummis Home and Gardens. If you are traveling the Gold Line you won't need a car at all and can exit at either the Heritage Square or Southwest Museum Stop.

• Shuttles will run about every 20 minutes. There will be two shuttles running between the Pasadena-based institutions and the Lummis Home and Gardens and two shuttles will run in a loop between the Lummis Home, Southwest Museum, Heritage Square Gold Line Stop and Heritage Square Museum. There will be a third shuttle running between the Police Historical Museum and the Lummis Home. Heritage Square, the Lummis Home and the Southwest Museum are walkable distance from each other and a great way to get to know the neighborhood!

• Interested in volunteering? On June 13th at 9:30 AM, join us for a brief volunteer orientation on opportunities with the museum. We are also looking for set-up help for MOTA Day (8:00 AM to 10:00 AM). For more information, contact Jessica Maria Alicea-Covarrubias at

Not a member or need to renew? Join or renew this week and get a free gift from the museum gift shop or the Los Angeles Ballet. For an application click here. For questions on membership, email

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