THE WENDE MUSEUM LAUNCHES COLD WAR CULVER CITY WEBSITE
New Digital Endeavor Explores Culver City’s Cold War History
In conjunction with Culver City’s Centennial, The Wende Museum of the Cold War announces the launch of Cold War Culver City, a website exploring the social, political, and economic history of the Cold War in Culver City, California.
Created in close collaboration with community partners, the website offers community stories from the Cold War era and an interactive map for self-guided tours of local “hidden in plain sight” sites that are significant in the history of the Cold War, including The Wende Museum’s future home, the Culver City National Guard Armory.
This educational resource encourages greater interest in the history of Culver City and highlights the role it played in Cold War politics, culture, and industry. The project documents a microcosm of California history by looking at two of the state’s most successful and creative industries—aerospace and entertainment—as they intersected within a single community during the Cold War. The aerospace and entertainment industries grew up together and shared technology, technical talent, and financial resources in Culver City. The city was also home to numerous civil defense shelters and hosted an active National Guard installation into the twenty-first century.
This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.
The Cold War Culver City project directly advances The Wende Museum’s mission “to inform and inspire a broad understanding of the Cold War and its enduring legacy.” Founded in 2002, the museum is currently located at 5741 Buckingham Parkway in Culver City, California, and will move to its new location at Culver City’s Armory Building, at 10808 Culver Blvd., in late 2017. The Wende Museum is currently open to the public every Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with guided tours at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., or by appointment. Once at the Armory, the Wende will expand operations to include weekend and evening hours.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.wendemuseum.org.
CicLAvia is a 501(c)3 non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other.
Inspired by Bogotá’s weekly ciclovía, CicLAvia temporarily closes streets to car traffic and opens them to Los Angelenos to use as a public park. Free for all, CicLAvia connects communities to each other across an expansive city, creating a safe place to bike, walk, skate, roll, and dance through Los Angeles.
- Over 1 million people have experienced CicLAvia. It’s the biggest open streets event in the USA!
- Participants represent 80% of the population of the City of Los Angeles.
- CicLAvia has created over 133 miles of open streets.
On March 26, Culver City, Mar Vista, and Venice will host the country’s largest open streets event! Streets will be closed to cars and open for cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters to use as a recreational space.
Here are some things you need to know for March 26:
- CicLAvia is FREE!
- CicLAvia lasts from 9 AM until 4 PM
- CicLAvia closes streets to car traffic and opens them for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore parts of Los Angeles.
- CicLAvia is not a race! There’s no starting point or finish line – begin where you like and enjoy the day your way.
- CicLAvia traffic flows in two directions, just like regular traffic.
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For more information visit: http://www.ciclavia.org/ciclavia_culvervenice17
or contact CicLAvia at 213.355.8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“1988” is an event series celebrating the historic Art in Public Places Program Ordinance, highlighting two key ordinance components: The Culver City Public Art Collection and the Performing Arts Grant program. Featuring 4-site specific dance performances by the Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre that center on 6 featured artworks from the CC Public Art Collection.
Access Culver City
April 2, 2017 from 4-7PM
Westfield Culver City
May 7, 2017 from 5:30-7PM
August 6, 2017 from 1-3PM
w/Outdoor Screening of ‘Technicolor Drip’ from 8-9PM @ The Helms Bakery District Complex on Helms Walk
‘Hanging Garden’, ‘Quotation Courtyard & Panoramic’ and ‘La Ballona’
Culver City City Hall
September 9, 2017 from 5-8PM
The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA-LA), in cooperation with the Culver City Arts Commission and Centennial Committee and several Culver City businesses, announces the Centennial Celebration Chamber Music in the
It will be April 15, 2017, at 7 PM in the Culver City Council Chambers, 9400 Culver Blvd. 90230.
The program, as suggested by Mayor Jim Clarke, is a reconstruction of a 2004 concert, co-sponsored by NACUSA-LA, that focused on music by living Los Angeles composers and music especially written for the Council Chambers. The April 15 evening will feature the Lyris String Quartet of Los Angeles and Culver City’s Berkeley Price (clarinetist), Nancy Roth (violist), Stephen M. Fry (pianist), Warren Sherk and Deon Nielsen Price (composers). The program includes string quartets, film music from the1930s, and Deon Nielsen Price’s “Serenade in the Chambers” and “Tableaux for String Quartet and Clarinet” based on Culver City history with scene titles: La Ballona, Alabados y Fiestas, “Keep ‘em laughing” (Hal Roach), Sister Cities, and Enterprising Harry Culver.
Beacon of Light FoundationTM is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. It was created in 2007 to showcase the achievements of young women and local community leaders committed to education. Since its inception Beacon of Light Foundation has awarded more than twenty thousand ($20,000.00) dollars in scholarships to local female high school graduates for college expenses. Each year, local high schools are encouraged to promote the scholarship opportunity to their senior class. Eligible students must complete an application, and a writing sample, provide official transcripts, letters of recommendation and a college acceptance letter. The applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee. Scholarships are awarded at our annual scholarship and awards event.
RSVP Deadline: May 22, 2017
Registration: Details to Come
Location: University of California