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Lead Tours of Los Angeles Pueblo and Olvera Street

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Las Angelitas del Pueblo

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Docent leads a tour at El Pueblo Historic Monument

This is an opportunity to give historical guided tours of El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Olvera Street.

The BENEFITS OF BECOMING A VOLUNTEER DOCENT:

  • Learning about Los Angeles history

  • Being a part of important community involvement

  • Making new friends with similar interests, meeting tourists and travelers

  • Attending meetings with guest lecturers and authors during the year

  • Unique area tours as a group to interesting places in Los Angeles

  • Enjoyable time in the most historic place in Los Angeles
To become a docent, you need to complete a five week training class in which you will learn the historic roots of our city and how it has developed from t he Tongva (the original inhabitants of the area), the founding of Los Angeles by the Spanish, and the transition first to Mexico following the Mexican War of Independence, then to the United States following the Mexican-American War . Trainees learn from lectures, slide presentations, guest speakers and readings, not only on our history and culture, but also on how to give a great tour.

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About Las Angelitas del Pueblo

Location:

130 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, US

Mission Statement

Las Angelitas del Pueblo exists to preserve and promote the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of Los Angeles, giving particular attention to "El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument."

Description

Las Angelitas del Pueblo traces its roots to the summer of 1966. Originally starting out as giving bus tours of "old Los Angeles," by 1969 Las Angelitas del Pueblo was actually formed as an organization and presented the idea of giving free tours of the "old Plaza to the State Historical Commission. The commission accepted the proposal and a Visitors Center was officially opened and tours began on Sunday, June 8, 1969.

The concept was to provide educational and historically accurate walking tours of the Plaza and to continue bus tours and slide presentations. The original membership in Las Angelitas del Pueblo consisted of twenty dedicated, knowledgeable, energetic women volunteers. Since then many more historical minded women and men have joined the group and today there are over sixty active docents giving tours. In 1974, the California Historical Society selected Las Angelitas del Pueblo to receive their Annual Merit Award. Every year, over 11,000 men, women and children are given tours of the "old Plaza of Los Angeles." In 2004, Las Angelitas del Pueblo won the first ever Save Our History award from The History Channel.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

130 Paseo de la PlazaLas Angelitas Tour OfficeEl Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical MonumentLos Angeles, CA 90012

(34.05607,-118.23903)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • History
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • After training, students are expected to lead tours of the Pueblo on two weekdays or one weekend day a month.Tours are given Tuesday through Saturday at 10 am, 11 am and 12 noon.

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