The Culver City Historical Society will be celebrating the Freemans and the Shapiros at their monthly meeting, April 19 at 7 pm at the Vets Auditorium. A letter from Harry Culver will also be a part of the proceedings, a gift to the Society from the Shapiros.
The program will take a trip from Latvia to Culver City to explore the family history of Stu Freeman, local businessman and past president of the Culver City Historical Society. Stu’s grandparents, Molly and Louis Freeman, opened Freeman’s Market in downtown Culver City in the 1920s. They serviced many country clubs, restaurants, the MGM Studios, and even Leo the Lion ate their products! Later, they opened Freeman’s Furniture in the Hull Building, still owned by the family and now home to Akasha Restaurant.
The Freeman Family has been an integral part of Culver City. Their history will be presented through a PowerPoint presentation that will show the many uses of the historic Hull Building over the years.
“While celebrating our Centennial, I congratulate the city that my family has been a part of for 90 of its 100 years,” Stu says.
Prior to the program, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Shapiro and Rabbi Zachary Shapiro of Temple Akiba will officially gift the Historical Society an original letter by Harry Culver to Hal Roach Studio about (what else?) mail delivery.
Historical Society members and the general public are invited to enjoy this free program in the Multipurpose Room in Veterans Memorial Building, located at 4117 Overland Avenue. The entrance to both the ARC and Multipurpose Room is through the back of the building and open to the public.