Topanga Historical Society Presents…

The Topanga Historical Society’s quarterly event features local historian Pablo Capra, who will share his research on “Native Americans of Topanga Beach” that appeared in a recent edition of the Messenger Mountain News.

Learn about a forgotten Native American burial mound that was discovered in 1910 and paved over for Pacific Coast Highway in 1923. A mysterious world emerges of men with horns, dwarfs, giants, Aztec invasions, and smoking mountains. There are also fascinating stories about the original discoverers of the burial mound: a class of Stanford students, a Wisconsin artifact-collector, a Civil War colonel, and a family of squirrels.

Save the Date! Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m., the evening begins with the traditional potluck dinner. Bring your best main dish, salad, dessert, bread, and beverage of choice, in a recyclable container. Organic coffee, tea, and lemon water, as well as plates, cups, and cutlery, will be provided. Cash donations are welcome to help defray expenses.

The presentation begins promptly at 8 p.m.

This is also a good time to join or renew your THS membership: $20 for individuals, $30 for families, and support the keepers of Topanga’s history. Or, join online at, where you can buy our famous book The Topanga Story, or pay your annual membership fee. Also, like the Topanga Historical Society on Facebook.


The Topanga Community Center is located at 1140 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290.


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