Pacoima Historical Society Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Holiday Parade

Parade participants reached an all time high with 175 entries in this 50th year of this community’s holiday parade. Actor Danny Trejo and Producer Leslie Small were a few of Hollywood successes that graced the parade along with Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez , Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Sal Rodriguez (Music Group - War), Rudy Salas (Music Group - Tierra), Gil Rocha (played with Ritchie Valens) Jesse & Tyler Posie (Teen Wolf) as well as multiple community activists and longtime residents.

PHS Shows It's DIVERSITY

Riding proudly in the 50th Pacoima Holiday parade PHS sought out community individuals to join in the parade festivities with PHS board members. Secretary Suzanne Llamas reached out the diverse pool of residents and invited a few to join in greeting the community.

 

Inaugural "Pacoima History Day" An Overwhelming Success

The Pacoima Historical Society's first annual "Pacoima History Day" was a big success. An estimated 500 people attended the event through out the day. Members of the community received recognition from the Pacoima Historical Society and 7th District Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, who also presented special awards to our honorees.

Andra’e Crouch One of Many Icons in Pacoima History

Andra’e Crouch's career was perhaps one of the most phenomenal of all the successes in Pacoima. Grammy award winning Andra’e bridged the gap between gospel and mainstream music working with major stars such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones.

Members of the Pacoima Community Honored by PHS

The Pacoima Historical Society is proud to be honoring seven members and businesses from the community who have exemplified leadership and the pioneering spirit of Pacoima. The "PHS Golden Seal Award" was given to each of the honorees, who also received official recognition from the City of Los Angeles.

We Need To Expand Our Archives

You may not think that old picture hanging out at Hansen Dam is important, but your photos represent the living history of Pacoima. Hanging in front of your house, standing by your old car, even school photos are important.  If you have old pictures in Pacoima, that’s what we are looking for.

"Forever Pacoima" Official Limited Edition T-Shirt

Pre-order your official limited-edition "Forever Pacoima" Icons T-Shirt. This high-quality, 100% preshrunk cotton shirt features a seamless collar with taped neck and shoulders. It's available in 5 sizes including (S, M, L, XL, XXL). Get yours right now for the sale price of $14.99 plus shipping.

PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams - DVD

PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams is an epic documentary that reveals the 1,500-year history of an area in Los Angeles called Pacoima.  The town has been largely viewed as a hub for gangs and drug activity, but when you scratch beneath the surface you discover a rich tradition of pride and heritage that defines American culture like never before.

Running Time: 2 Hours / Price: $19.95

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