The Ebell of Los Angeles will open its historic doors to the public at a Champagne Open House on Sunday, September 24, from 3-5 p.m. at 4400 Wilshire Boulevard (at Lucerne Boulevard).
The women-owned building is a national, state and city landmark, also designated an Official American Treasure. Guests will toast the mission of the Ebell as it celebrates 123 years as a women’s club, and 90 years on Wilshire Boulevard.
They will view the architecturally stunning rooms where scenes from productions such as “La La Land,” “Forrest Gump,” ”Mad Men,” “Gilmore Girls” and “American Idol” were filmed. They will walk the courtyard garden, the setting for weddings, bar mitzvahs, and a variety of special events, and learn about its current renovation. Vintage fashions from the Ebell closet and artwork by Ebell members will be on display.
“Our membership is our most precious asset; members learning from each other, enjoying each other’s company and working together for our philanthropies, programs and projects,” said Loyce Braun, Ebell president. “We are excited to welcome visitors and encourage open house guests to explore this beautiful building and become part of our community and legacy.”
The Ebell is dedicated to service, philanthropy and education. The club supports 10 charities serving women and children, and awards close to 80 college scholarships annually. Attendees will learn about the club’s multiple committees and ways to get involved. They’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of a special fast-track enrollment program, which lasts through October 8 and makes it easier, faster and more affordable to join the club.
The Ebell’s programming line-up features speakers from a wide range of civic and cultural fields. The club’s founding by women in 1894 was inspired by Dr. Adrian Ebell, a professor from Yale, who believed passionately in higher education for women.
Event chairs are Rebecca Hutchinson, Linda Dean, Kristan Giordano and Stephanie Striegel.
Free parking is available. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-931-1277 x131