Being Los Angeles

crowd at NHM

Being Los Angeles

A community engagement initiative celebrating L.A. history, heritage, and communities.

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County are proud to be a part of a vibrant and diverse community of Angelenos, who are coming together to educate, reflect, and celebrate how L.A. residents have helped shape Los Angeles. With our archives and collections, we look back at the lives and feats of the Angelenos who came before us. With our exhibitions, programs, and partnerships, we make connections between the past and present, weaving together history with stories from people who call L.A. home today.
Here you'll find highlights from our collections that speak to the natural and cultural heritage of L.A. You'll also find ways to celebrate your own story, both with us and with our partner institutions and organizations throughout Los Angeles County.  

Upcoming Events in the Community 

October 12, 2019 | 14th Annual Archives Bazaar Presented by L.A. As A Subject Learn more
Doheny Memorial Library, University of Southern California, 3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089 | 9 am - 5 pm | All ages 

October 12, 2019 | 3rd Rock Hip Hop's "Wildlife to Watts" Learn more
Watts Civic Center, 1501 E 103rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90002 | 12 pm - 3 pm | All ages 

October 26, 2019 | EXPO Center Halloween Spooktacular Learn more
EXPO Center, Roy A. Anderson Recreation Center, 3980 Bill Robertson Lane, Los Angeles, CA 90037 | 2 pm - 5 pm | All ages 

October 26, 2019 | La Crescenta Valley New Year’s Flood of 1934 Learn more
Glendale Central Library - Auditorium,  222 East Harvard St., Glendale, CA 91205 | 2 pm - 5 pm | All ages 

April 4, 2020 | City of STEM Kickoff Celebration Learn more
Columbia Memorial Space Center, 12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242 | All ages