An Afternoon of Songs & Poems About Altadena Saturday April 6 3 to 5 pm at theAltadena Main Library600 E Mariposa Street Altadena Heritage and the Altadena Libraries are partnering up to present performances by some of Altadens’s best-known singer/songwriters,...
Building in Altadena? Meet the Enforcers! Thursday Feb. 21, 7pm at the Community Center Please join us as we host a panel of representatives from three of the Los Angeles County agencies that review, inspect, and enforce Altadena’s building codes and zoning standards:...
Abolitionist Owen Brown’s Altadena grave to be preserved in compromise with La Vina developer By Chris Lindahl Pasadena Star-News Two conflicts have been running for decades. Now they’re crossing paths for a potentially peaceful resolution. After decades of...
A Conversation with Jeffrey C. Stewart, 2018 National Book Award Winner, and Michele Zack Crucible of Art: Altadena as a Special Space in Black History Saturday, February 9, 2:00 – 4:00pm Altadena Main Library Great “in conversation” with National Book Award...
Altadena Heritage Third Thursday Program Nov. 15 at 7 pm – Community Center, 730 Altadena Drive Join our panel to discuss how “Complete Streets” benefit communities, and try your hand at redesigning the Lake Avenue/Altadena Drive intersection! Complete Street...
Annual Meeting and Holiday Celebration Sunday, Dec. 2, from 3-6 pm2174 Midlothian Drive (corner of Midwick Drive)Our annual meeting and holiday celebration will be held at the exquisite home of Chantal and James Giddens. They chose their homesite for its magnificent...
This Old House Altadena Edition Please come join other Old House Owners and Enthusiasts to meet the Owners, and the General Contractor and various Trades and Crafts people who’ve had a hand in the ongoing restoration of this Wonderful Craftsman Home. There will be...
Big News: Owen Brown Gravesite Land Acquisition Watch the video and learn the back story. Back in the late 1980s, Altadena Heritage made the leap from committee of the Town Council to independent 501(c)(3). The mission: to protect and preserve Altadena’s...
Seed Library Presentation: The Popenoe Family & Altadena’s Horticultural History Join Altadena Heritage, the Seed Library and the Altadena Library District for a presentation on the Popenoe Family and Altadena’s Horticultural History at 10am this...
At Altadena Heritage we put on events and programs every year. Our board of directors – a varying group who have joined because they love where we live and want to help Altadena become a more lively and vibrant community – gather once a month and we plot.
We ask ourselves: How can we raise awareness of what we have here in our community? How can we help our citizens become more connected to each other, to this place and to its history? What would make our community better and how can we promote positive change?
Members propose ideas for programs, events, and newsletter articles to address these questions, and our board works together to make things happen. This is the community service we do at Altadena Heritage, we find it enjoyable and deeply gratifying.
The fact is, our unincorporated community needs Heritage; we have no city government – and maybe that’s good – but this means we have to advocate for ourselves, to lobby for the community we want, and to work with others in a positive, constructive way. Because we’ve been active for over 30 years, and incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization since 1987, we have gained respect and standing. We give Altadena a voice that is heard in town and by the County.
In our office at the Community Center we maintain an archive on most buildings in Altadena, and virtually all built before 1940. Please make an appointment to research the history of your (or any) home. We are currently working to organize and update the archive and to migrate our computer database on to a modern platform.
Board of Directors
Linda World, chair
Jinghuan Liu Tervalon, vice chair
Justin Pinchot, secretary
Martin Zacks, treasurer
David Mosher, assistant treasurer