Our Family, Our Team

 

Besides providing free public educational programs, your Pacific Palisades Historical Society Board members speak at local organizations, schools, and businesses.  We lead historical hikes, provide historical photos for use upon request when possible, answer questions from our website and the public, and sort and organize historical materials.  Currently, the PPHS collection is being scanned and processed for transfer to the Huntington Library where it will be available worldwide. PPHS is assisting in the restoration of the Uplifters Club and the adjoining Rustic Canyon historic Eucalyptus Grove. PPHS, as well, has offered historical documentation and assistance for the adaptive restoration of the celebrated Thelma Todd property on Pacific Coast Highway. 


 
The Board of Presidents at work - 1934

The Board of Presidents at work - 1934

Board of Directors

 

President
Eric Dugdale

Recording Secretary
Shirley Haggstrom

Curator
Randy Young

Programs
Anthea Raymond

Vice-President
Anthea Raymond

Treasurer
Richard Wulliger

Directors at Large
Donna Vaccarino
Chickie Jensen
Susan Orenstein.

 

Standing Committees

 

Arrangements
Chickie Jensen

Programs
Anthea Raymond

Membership
Susan Orenstein, Co-chair
Barbara Kohn, Co-chair

Collections & Oral History
Randy Young & Chickie Jensen

Publication Projects
Eric Dugdale

Finance Committee
Donna Vaccarino
Randy Young
Richard Wulliger

Ways & Means
Randy Young

Publicity
Susan Orenstein
Eric Dugdale

Sites & Landmarks
Randy Young
Donna Vaccarino

 

Additional Committees

 

Farmers Market
Eric Dugdale

Outreach
Chickie Jensen & Barbara Kohn

Volunteers
Chickie Jensen

Representative, Pacific Palisades Community Council
Richard Wulliger & Eric Dugdale 

Website
Donna Vaccarino
Shirley Haggstrom
Susan Orenstein

 

Founders & Past Presidents

 

1972-1973
1973-1974
1974-1975
1975-1976
1976-1977
1977-1979
1979-1980
1981-1982
1982-1983
1983-1984
1984-1986
1986-1988
1988-1989
1989-1991
1991-1992
1992-1994
1994-1997
1997-1999
1999-2001
2001-2003
2003-2005
2005-2007
2007-2009
2009-2011
2011-Present

Katie LaHue Founder and honorary first president
Ethel Haydon
Katie LaHue
Bill Burkhart
Barbara Burkhart
Betty Lou Young
Frances Brucher
Harriet Axelrad
Bernice Park
Frances Brucher, Carrita Chambers
Gladys Lee, Bernice Park, June Blum – Co-founder
Bill Kelly
Martha Wynegar
Randy Young
Vincent Flaherty
Susan Orenstein
Barbara Manaugh
Betty Lou Young
Loretta Ditlow
Lorraine Oshins
Margaret Goff
Alice Beagles
Shirley Haggstrom
Chicken Jensen, June Payne
Eric Dugdale

 

Honorary Mayors of Pacific Palisades

 

1949-53
1953-55
1955-57
1957-59
1959-61
1961-63
1963-65
1965-67
1967-69
1969-71
1971-73
1973-75
1975-77
1977-79
1979-81
1981-83
1983-85
1986-88
1988-90
1990-95
1995-97
1997-98
1998-00
2000-02
2002-06
2006-11
2011-14
2014-16
2016-18
2018-20—

Virginia Bruce
Jerry Lewis
Jack Owens
Vivian Vance
Mel Blanc
Doug McClure
Bob Rockwell
Jerry Paris
Nanette Fabray
Peter Graves
Bob Abernethy
Edward Andrews
Adam West
Walter Matthau
Bert Convy
Ted Knight
Dom de Luise
Chevy Chase
Rita Moreno
John Raitt
Bob Saget
Eddie Albert
Martin Short
Anthony Hopkins
Steve Guttenberg
Gavin MacLeod
Sugar Ray Leonard
Jake Steinfeld
Kevin Nealon
Janice and Billy Crystal