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LA Has No History? Pshaw! We've Got Over 200 Historical Groups!

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Cheer for history, Yay! This is a photo from Venice back in the day | Photo from lavocado@sbcglobal.net via Flickr
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From the Malibu Lagoon Museum/Adamson House or the Echo Park Historical Society, the Los Angeles region is chock full of small non profit historical societies archiving our history and educating the public. The problem is, they have few resources and little time and money to do outreach with. To help solve that problem, a coalition of historical groups are pulling their resources together for one big event at the Heritage Square Museum (near the Gold Line) on March 22nd called L.A. Heritage Day (it's $5, but free if you bring this flyer)

"For an area widely misperceived as having no 'real' history, the Los Angeles region has more than 200 historical organizations, societies, and museums dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich and varied pasts of various regions, industries, and individuals," the Los Angeles Heritage Alliance writes on their blog. "The L.A. Heritage Alliance is a network of these groups formed in 2008 to unify and leverage their efforts."

This looks like the ultimate Los Angeles event for us to get our geek on. Here's a list of who is confirmed so far with some more expected to be added. We're excited, are you?

And check out LAist's history series, LAistory (below the jump):