Celebrate & Recognize Community

Altadena Heritage addresses its mission to raise awareness of our foothill community’s rich architectural, environmental, and cultural heritage by recognizing places that make Altadena unique. This work includes:

  • Designating sites and whole neighborhoods as Altadena Heritage Areas through our AHA! Program, 
  • Awarding the annual Golden Poppy Awards that celebrate gardens in Altadena that give to the beauty of our streets 
  • Holding other special programs that give members access to special places in our community
The AHA! Program

Golden Poppy Awards

Special Programs

The AHA! Program

The AHA! Program

From time to time someone nominates, and our board designates, an Altadena Heritage Area or AHA! An AHA can be a street, a neighborhood or a place that stands out for one reason or another and has fostered its own community.

It all started because Los Angeles is the only major county in California without a historic preservation ordinance, and we are always looking for a way to recognize and raise awareness of the wealth of interesting historic homes and neighborhoods in our town.

Golden Poppy Awards Celebration

Golden Poppy Awards Celebration

Golden Poppy AwardsCelebrating Community The Golden Poppy Awards began in 2004. Board member Paula Walker initiated the idea, a set of beautiful heavy bronze plaques were made and judging districts and criteria were developed.  The Golden Poppy Awards recognize...

Secure Special Access

Secure Special Access

Altadena Heritage sponsors activities in many of the special and hidden places in this diverse and unusual community. Each spring we hold a Garden Event in one of Altadena’s outstanding private gardens.
In 2010, even though the Angeles Forest was closed, we arranged to take members to adjacent private land to see spectacular display wildflowers that bloom only following a fire. When we find a really worthy theme, we host a home tour.