The Ground Breaking Ceremony For The Southwest Museum


“November 16, 1912 was a very special day in Los Angeles’ history because on that day ground was broken for the Southwest Museum building. The importance of that event is wonderfully stated by the Los Angeles Times when it headlined the event as a “COLOSSUS OF SCIENCE BORN ON MUSEUM HILL.” Many important figures in the history of Los Angeles were present that day as Elizabeth Fremont, the daughter of John Fremont, turned over the first ceremonial shovel of earth. You can now be there in spirit by reading the story from the Times.