Historical society

Dear Editor:The Downey Historical Society had a very successful open house Dec. 15 thanks to (staff writer) Henry Veneracion and The Downey Patriot. President John Vincent welcomed old friends, new friends and shared the charm of historical Downey. The museum is located in Apollo Park and is open each Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the third Saturday of each month. We have programs of interest on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center at 7:30 p.m. The open house displayed memorabilia of the rich history of Downey: archives, old newspaper records and high school year books, all available for browsing. The little Dismukes House was decorated for Christmas. We welcome new members. Downey is a great little city...I'm proud to live here. L.T. Wilson Downey

********** Published: December 27, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 37