Did you know that a local shopping center was built on top of an ancient Chumash burial site? Were you aware that Agoura has its very own castle? Learn about these fun facts and much more on the Agoura Hills Historical Tour, led by Agoura’s City Historian Cim Castellon, August 23 from 1-3 p.m.
“I think the ‘tourist’ will be pleasantly surprised at the amount of history there actually is in our town,” said Castellon. The air-conditioned shuttle tour will include two stops and some light walking. The $25 cost includes a copy of Images of America: Agoura Hills and a goody bag.
“Not only do the majestic mountains and magnificent oak trees remind us of our heritage, but so do the many landmarks,” said Amy Brink, director of community services. “From the historical Reyes Adobe to the Whizin’s clock tower, this is a tour you won’t want to miss! I am surprised at how many people, who have lived her for years, are not familiar with the historical landmarks. It’s great fun to tour around and have them pointed out to you!”
Castellon, a board member of the Calabasas – Las Virgenes Historical Society, hopes to encourage more support for preservation. “As time continues to tick, the archives and special landmarks may be in jeopardy,” she said. “Awareness of what we have might spur additional interest in our efforts to preserve it.”
To sign up, go to www.agourahillsrec.org, activity #1529, or call the recreation center at 818-597-7361.