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Being Los Angeles

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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., and stories from Angelenos who work to build community, inclusivity, and access. 

Celebrating Diversity in L.A.

A sustaining and resilient L.A. is built on the celebrating the culture, heritage, and history of the people who call L.A. home. Read stories, watch videos, and join in on activities for heritage and history month celebrations.

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