Since the pandemic temporarily closed our doors last March, sharing content online through social media and our blog became more important than ever. While storage on social media seems endless (at this point, at least!), space on our blog was not. Since 2014, we’ve generated 1,575 posts, many of which feature multiple images. So when it came time for us to upgrade our storage capabilities, we decided to make a few more changes. In addition to a new streamlined look, we took the opportunity to recategorize every entry, assigning new categories that would make our blog easier and more fun to explore. Over time, it has become a dynamic encyclopedia of greater Los Angeles history from 1830 to 1930 as seen through our collection of over 30,000 artifacts, and now you can more clearly see the depth and breadth of its content.
When the blog was created, categories we assigned to posts meant something to us, but not necessarily to readers. For example, a post about a case we were exploring as part of our Female Justice series, in which we look at the role that a woman’s reputation plays in the judicial system, may have been categorized as “Programs” because it was a public event. Now, all of the posts related to that topic are categorized under “Law & Crime” and “Biographies.” We encourage you to take a look at our new categories. See what comes up when you click on one of them, and feel free to enter specific search terms of interest in the search bar, too. Who knows what you’ll discover?
And speaking of Female Justice, our first program on 2021 will take place this Sunday, January 31, at 2 p.m. We invite you to signup to join us on Zoom as we explore the alleged 1926 kidnapping of evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson. The home page of our blog currently features a carousel of past posts about cases explored in the Female Justice series, now in its third year, so be sure to check those out if you are a fan of true crime.