History: Chamber was there


Chambers of Commerce have been around for more than 400 years and pre-date the Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War in the United States. A presentation called "The Chamber was There" at the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce's annual Planning Conference Thursday (Jan. 22, 2015) noted that Chambers have been responsible for or played an integral role in thousands of major achievements including the Golden Gate Bridge, Hoover Dam, Pony … [Read more...]

Society enjoys Chinese history


The connection of Chinese with Arcadia and the San Gabriel Valley is nothing new -- in fact, Chinese immigrants played a significant role in the development of Los Angeles and Arcadia, Eugene Moy of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California explained Thursday in a fascinating program presented by the Arcadia Historical Society in front of dozens of enthusiastic and appreciative attendees. The program at the Society's new … [Read more...]

Chinese history of L.A./SGV


Gene Moy of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California will be the featured speaker and Arcadia High School senior Emily Zheng will provide flute music at the Arcadia Historical Society's General Meeting and Program at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29. Light refreshments will be provided. The program -- "Chinese History of Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley," in celebration of the Chinese New Year (Year of the Sheep) -- will be held once … [Read more...]

Society brings Prince Erik to Arcadia


The Arcadia Historical Society brought royalty back to Arcadia at it's quarterly member program Oct. 23, 2014. City Clerk Gene Glasco played Prince Erik of Denmark in a program written by Society VP Carol Libby and  performed in front of about 60 dinner guests at the one-time home of the Prince on Santa Anita Avenue just north of Live Oak Avenue. Among the guests were Mayor John Wuo, City Council Members Sho Tay and Tom Beck, and former Mayors … [Read more...]

Walk of Champions dedicated Downtown


Several hundred people turned out for the dedication of the Arcadia Historical Society's Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions in Downtown Arcadia on Saturday, Sept. 27. First Avenue was closed north of Huntington Drive for the ceremony that included officials from the City of Arcadia and Santa Anita Park race track as well as Hall of Fame jockeys and relatives of many of the owners, trainers, and others recognized with 67 bronze plaques dotting … [Read more...]

Walk of Champions: Save Date Sept. 27


Only six weeks left until the big official Arcadia Historical Society and City of Arcadia dedication celebration of the installation of more than 60 bronze plaques on the sidewalks of Downtown Arcadia honoring famous thoroughbred race horses, jockeys, owners, and trainers that had a notable connection to our own Santa Anita Park race track. Save the date of Saturday, Sept, 27, to be part of the Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions ceremonies, … [Read more...]

Arcadia Walk of Fame set in stone


The first two of 67 plaques that will inaugurate the new Throroughbred Racing Walk of Champions have been set in place in the sidewalk on the north side of Huntington Drive between Santa Anita and First Avenues. An official dedication ceremony and gala for the first 67 plaques of the TRWoC created by a committee of the Arcada Historical Society comprised of Beth Costanza, Gail Marshall, and Sandy Snider is scheduled to take place in Downtown … [Read more...]