Exploration: Cameryn Tucker Field Trip Observations

Students from the Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts (LFCSA) and the Living Museum Sycamore Grove are collaborating with Departures Youth Voices to document their exploration of the area and develop interactive tools that will become part of the Living Museum's community resources. Follow the students as they work with community residents and learn about the history of the neighborhood, urban planning, and placemaking.

Below are the student's observations from their field trip to the Sycamore Grove District in Highland Park. To read more about the trip click here.


I go to Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts and I am in fifth grade.

We went to the Lummis House. The Lummis house is a museum. People go there to see the amazing historical features there. Also we walked around the neighborhood of Sycamore Grove

We saw lots of things! especially dogs, trees, rocks, paintings, type writers, books, etc. I was feeling a little scared at the Lummis house because the mentor explained to us that the owner of the original house, Charles Lummis, and his daughter died there.

Questions to investigate:

  • Did they know that the Lummis House would become historical?
  • What was his daughter's name?
  • Did the wildlife mind Charles building around them, did they strike at all?

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