By Deb Flomberg
Have you ever wondered what life was like when California was first becoming a state? Take a trip to the Heritage Square Museum for a look into the first 100 years of California statehood to find out just what life was like back then. There are a lot of different areas at the Heritage Square Museum to explore so make sure to allow plenty of time to wander the grounds and get to know this important and very special destination.
There are eight different historic structures located at the museum, all of which are from the Victorian era and will give you a look into the everyday life of a typical southern Californian from the late 1800s through the beginning of the 20th century. Tour the luxurious William Perry Mansion or the Longfellow-Hastings Octagon House and you’ll see just what life was really like for the people that helped to develop the city of Los Angeles.
One of the best ways to enjoy the museum is to take a guided docent-led tour. All of the tours include living history performances, hands-on training, and other great ways to help bring the museum to vivid life. One of the newest additions to the Heritage Square Museum is the Colonial Drug Store, which faithfully recreates the famous business that was owned and operated by George A. Simmons in Highland Park after World War I. This fantastic living museum includes the original fixtures, drugstore products and vintage soda fountain, all of which bring the famous store to life.
Make sure to visit often, as there is always something extra special going on here, from classic movie nights to a vintage fashion show or even the annual Halloween and Mourning Tours every October, you’ll find lots of different ways to explore the museum and the different buildings.
Enjoy your trip to the Heritage Square Museum by heading out in the 2014 E-Class Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. There is no better way to enjoy a day out as a family as you all pile in this luxurious and comfortable sedan, enjoying the opulence and elegance that only a Mercedes-Benz can provide.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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