Boyle Heights: The Power of Place

September 8, 2002 February 23, 2003

Boyle Heights has been home to people who have come to Los Angeles from different cities, states, and countries, who have different beliefs, and who speak different languages. Through the stories of past and present neighborhood residents, this exhibition explores how the experiences and memories of many generations of Angelenos intersect in this powerful place.

Boyle Heights: The Power of Place features photographs, artifacts, and oral histories collected over the past two years in community forums, collection days, and through oral history interviews conducted by a research team that includes scholars and students from the University of Southern California and Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School.

The exhibition is part of a multifaceted collaborative project initiated by the National Museum in partnership with the International Institute of Los Angeles, the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California, Theodore Roosevelt Senior High School and Self-Help Graphics.


To find out a little more about the exhibition, please click below on "Boyle Heights: The Power of Place", or visit the project website.


The Boyle Heights Project is funded in part by the California Council for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the James Irvine Foundation; University of Southern California SC/W Exposition; The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation; the Institute for Museum and Library Services; the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

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