IN CALIFORNIA HISTORY
Reenactment of Articles of Capitulation signing
At Camp de Cahuenga
LOS ANGELES - Campo de Cahuenga, a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks historic facility located in the San Fernando Valley, will hold its annual reenactment of the signing of the Articles of Capitulation on Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 1:00 p.m.
Activities will include the firing of a Howitzer cannon, fiesta dancers, a tour of the ongoing onsite archeological dig, troop encampment displays, presentation of a memorial wreath, a 12 flags over California exhibit, things for children to do, refreshments, and more.
The event commemorates the Treaty of Cahuenga, which was executed in 1847. This transaction between Lt. Col. John C. Fremont and Gen. Andres Pico brought about the cessation of hostilities between Mexico and the United States and cleared the way for California and other southwest states to join the Union. This year's theme is “Layers of History”
Campo de Cahuenga's facade is a replica of the adobe that stood on the site at the time of the signing, and contains copies of documents relating to the treaty. Numerous plaques and monuments dedicated to historic figures are also located on the grounds.
The event is co-sponsored by Department and the Campo de Cahuenga Historical Memorial Association. The facility is located at 3919 Lankershim Blvd., near the Metrolink North Hollywood station, across from Universal City. For more information, call (818) 763-7561.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Jane Kolb: (213) 928-9294, or cell, (323) 816-6712
Harvey Drut: (213) 928-9296, or cell, (323) 816-6711