Las Angelitas del Pueblo Volunteer Training Class
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Las Angelitas del Pueblo is the volunteer organization that gives free tours of the Los Angeles Pueblo and Olvera Street. The summer training class is on five Wednesdays from July 24 through August 31 from 10 am to 12:30 pm in the Tour Office next to the historic Fire House around the Plaza across from Union Station. Come learn about Los Angeles history from the Tongva Native Americans, the founding of the city by the Spanish, the transfer to Mexico and then to the United States. You will also learn about how to give tours both to school groups and to walk-in visitors.
About Las Angelitas del Pueblo
130 Paseo de la Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, US
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."
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.
130 Paseo de la PlazaTour OfficeLos Angeles, CA 90012
- Teaching / Instruction
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Orientation or Training
- Once trained, volunteers are expected to lead tours on two weekday days per month or one Saturday per month. Tours on each day are at 10 am, 11 am and 12 noon.