The Miss American Green Cross Monument is located in Brand Park in Glendale, California, just to the left of the Brand Park Art Center and Library. There seems to be a constant flow of people past the monument, especially in the early morning and after four o’clock. The Monument is almost a trail head marker for all the walkers, hikers, strollers and joggers. They all seem to stream by with barely a glance at this statue.
Nestled in Glendale in rolling hills of green, the Forest Lawn Museum has been here since 1906. To say the city has grown up around the Forest Lawn Cemetery would be quite an understatement.
There is old city, and older residential surrounding the facility. One might think the only reason to visit Forest Lawn would be a memorial or a funeral. How wrong that would be! On the top of the biggest hill in Forest Lawn Glendale lies a treasure that is ours to visit for free! Yes, this is one of Los Angeles’ top quality museums and it is available for free. When I first approached the museum, the huge parking lot in front of the museum was almost empty. Oh my, I guess I came on the wrong day or something. To my pleasant surprise the museum was waiting for me with open arms and incredible art. I love small museums. I love quality museums.