Past Events

  • A June visit to a glorious collection of art-filled historic sites.
  • A September stroll through a century-old cemetery, filled with surprisingly lively souls.
  • A December feast -- yes, eating and drinking -- in half a dozen historic homes.

If you haven't tried one of WAHA’s legendary annual events, you're in for a treat. Here’s our lineup for 2010. Watch this site for ticket ordering information.



The 23nd Annual West Adams Heritage Association Holiday Historic Homes Tour & Progressive Dinner, 2009

Saturday, December 5, and Sunday, December 6 . All tickets $85.

Buy your tickets now online here.

or Click here to print/download the invitation flyer.


The Holman Methodist Church at 3320 West Adams Blvd. in celebration of its 64th year in the West Adams community is holding a three-day festival under the title Holman/West Adams World House Festival. They expect to draw upwards of 5, 000 to their campus over the three day period. There will be plenty of activity for the entire family, including: Multicultural Breakfast ~ Children’s World ~ Concert Under the Stars ~ Line Dancing Contest ~ Steel Bands & Ethnic Dancers ~ KJLH 102.3 co-sponsored Choir Fest ~ Art Exhibit and much more. Vendor space is available. Contact Ben Eubanks or Jacquelyn Watkins at (323) 731-0140.

The West Adams Heritage Association is a sponsor of this event.

Click here for a flyer.

(The times are not listed, but if in doubt call (323) 731-0140 for further information.)


Saturday, July 4, 2009, 1 to 4 pm, 1909 S. Harvard Blvd. (West Adams Heights - just south of Washington Boulevard).


Saturday, June 6, 2009, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour Los Angeles's ONLY Greene & Green residence, plus a half dozen other historic homes and buildings.


History Comes to Life on Saturday, September 26 as the West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) presents its 19th Annual tour of the historic Angelus Rosedale Cemetery. The tour features costumed actors portraying, at graveside, the life stories of some of the significant people buried there.

It’s a landmark year for Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, which celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2009. Rosedale, as it was originally known, is one of the city's oldest, most historically significant cemeteries. Opened in November, 1884, it is now home to many generations of Los Angeles's citizens, representing every race, faith and creed.


At Heritage Square Museum (off the Pasadena Freeway), 11 am to 4 pm.


Meet the Authors of New Book Focused on Historic West Adams, reception at 2:30 pm, author talks at 4 p.m., AMAT House, 649 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, 90007.

At the turn of the twentieth century, West Adams was making history. From mansions to bungalows, the area was home to fascinating men and women. Many of their stories have been remembered and rediscovered in a new book from Arcadia Publishing: West Adams. The three authors, Suzanne Tarbell Cooper, Don Lynch and John Kurtz, have each owned original homes in West Adams for more than 15 years. Their new book features historic photographs of houses, businesses, schools, and theatres, with stories about the people who lived, worked and played there. Many photos are from private collections or little known archives and have never before been published.


Let There Be Light: A Festival of Lights in West Adams Avenues. WAHA's 22nd Annual Holiday Historic Homes Tour and Progressive Dinner.

WAHA will celebrate the warm glow of the season with A Festival of Lights in West Adams Avenues, at the 22nd Annual Holiday Historic Homes Tour and Progressive Dinner, on Saturday, December 6, and Sunday, December 7. We'll make merry amid bright lights and bedecked homes, toasting the season with champagne and an enticing holiday feast.

WAHA's traditional holiday tour features a sumptuous progressive dinner, with each course served in one of the featured properties. This year we are "shining a light" on the world's cuisines, and will feature an internationally-inspired holiday menu. We've also scheduled a Sunday afternoon walking tour, without the food.


AT THIS CEMETERY, THE FAMOUS COME TO 'LIFE.' A silent screen leading man of 'Northwoods' dramas, a Medal of Honor recipient of the Spanish-American War, a pioneer 19th century photographer, a founder of the University of Southern California, and the Queen of the Fiesta de Los Angeles - All Come to 'Life' at the 18th Annual 'Living History Tour' at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery.