Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Heritage Organization List

Below is an updated list of the Heritage Organizations and Contacts in L.A. County. This list is updated when new information is discovered or received. For corrections or updates, please email laheritage@gmail.com.


This list was last updated on April 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm.


Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum
Beverly Hills8949 Wilshire Blvd 90211
Contact: Randy Haberkamp, Director of Special Projects
310-247-3600 rhaberkamp@oscars.org
www.oscars.org


Adam's Forgewww.adamsforge.org
Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2002 as a memorial to artist blacksmith Adam Leventhal, Adam’s Forge encourages students of diverse ages and abilities to express themselves artistically through the medium of metals. Our primary mission is to raise awareness, teach skills, preserve and advance the craft, and broaden and grow the blacksmithing community. Programs include classes, public demonstrations and exhibitions.


Adams-Dockweiler Heritage Organizing CommitteeWest Adams
Contact: Jim Childs


African American Firefighter MuseumLos Angeles1401 Central Ave. 90021
Contact: Brent Burton,
213-744-1730 aaffmuseum@aaffmuseum.org
www.aaffmuseum.org
The African American Firefighter Museum is dedicated to the collection, conservation and sharing of the pioneering heritage of African American firefighters in Los Angeles and throughout the nation. We are housed in old fire station #30, the oldest standing firehouse in LA where African American firefighters were segregated from 1924-1955.


Alhambra Historical SocietyAlhambra
Alhambra Preservation Group
AlhambraP.O. Box 1332 91802
Contact: Susan Bejeckian or Oscar Amaro
(626) 755-3467 info@alhambrapreservation.org
www.alhambrapreservation.org
Alhambra Preservation Group (APG) had its origin in 2003 with a small coalition of community members who shared both an interest in local history and a deep concern over threats to Alhambra's historic architectural resources. Through education, advocacy and awareness-building programs APG seeks to ensure that the historical, architectural and cultural resources of Alhambra are identified, protected and celebrated for their contributions to Alhambra's heritage, economy and environment


Altadena HeritageAltadena


Altadena Historical SocietyAltadena
Contact: Jerry Sutton
(626) 794-4961


American Cinematheque
Hollywood
6712 Hollywood Blvd 90028
Contact: Margot Gerber, Director of Public Relations
publicity@americancinematheque.com
www.americancinematheque.com


American Film Institutehttp://www.afi.com


American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branchhttp://arachnid.pepperdine.edu/amerhistassocp/


Angels Flight Railway Foundation
Downtown Los Angeles
Bunker Hill Post Office Box 712345
Los Angeles, California 90071
Contact: John H. Welborne, President
Angels Flight Railway Foundation was founded as a 501(c)3 organization in 1995 and has been responsible for the private little funicular in Downtown Los Angeles since 1996. The Angels Flight Railway Foundation is restoring the soon-to-reopen Railway, originally opened on Bunker Hill in 1901.


Arcadia Historical Museum
Arcadia
Contact: Dana Dunn, Curator
626-574-5440 ddunn@ci.arcadia.ca.us
http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/home/index.asp?page=815


Arcadia Historical Society
Arcadia
P.O. Box 60021 91066-6021
626-446-8512
http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/home/index.asp?page=1577


Archaeological Information Center
http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/ioa/


Arroyo Arts Collective
Los AngelesP.O. Box 50835 90050
Contact: Laurie Arroyo,
323-850-8566 info@arroyoartscollective.org
www.arroyoartscollective.org


Art Deco Society of Los AngelesHollywood
P.O. Box 972 90078
Contact: Amy Ronnebeck Hall or Annamarie Von Firley, Boardmembers
310-659-3326
www.adsla.org


Associated Historical Societies of L.A. CountyLos Angeles County
1337 Bellevue Ave. 90026
Contact: Daniel "Danny" Munoz, President
213-250-2214
www.ahslac.org


Autry National Center’s Museum of Western Heritagehttp://www.autrynationalcenter.org


Autry National Center's Southwest MuseumLos Angeles
234 Museum Dr. 90065
Contact: Anthony Flores, Operations Manager
323-221-2164
www.autrynationalcenter.org
The Southwest Museum is devoted to the preservation and study of Native American history and culture. The Southwest Museum is also the oldest museum in Los Angeles.


Azusa Street Mission & Historical Society
Los AngelesP.O. Box 86321 90086
Contact: Fred Berry, President/Secretary
323-692-7268 azusastreetmission@yahoo.com
www.azusastreetmission.org
Azusa Street Mission & Historical Society is honored to steward the historic location of the 1906 Azusa Street Mission & Revival site in downtown Los Angeles. The revival impacted the world as the cradle of the modern Pentecostal Movement. Our purpose is to educate the public about the Azusa Street Mission & Revival and the global Pentecostal movement.


Baldwin Park Historical SocietyBaldwin Park
626-214-1620 bphistoricalsociety@yahoo.com
http://www.geocities.com/the14403b/bp_hist_page.html?1207855943093


Banning Residence MuseumWilmington
401 East M Street 90744
310-548-7777 visit@banningmuseum.org
http://www.banningmuseum.org/


Bellflower Heritage Society
Bellflower
http://www.bellflower.org/home/index.asp?page=332


Beverly Hills Historical Society
Beverly Hills
Contact: Marc Wanamaker, Vice-President
http://www.usc.edu/libraries/archives/arc/lasubject/records/id61.html


Boyle Heights Historical SocietyLos Angeles /Boyle Heights

P.O. Box 86274 Los Angeles, CA 90086-0274
Contact: Diane Ybarra or Rebecca Delgado
www.boyleheightshistoricalsociety.org
The new Boyle Heights Historical Society (BHHS) is a membership-based non-profit organization whose mission is to engage the public's interest to collect, preserve, appreciate and share knowledge relevant to the diverse social, ethnic, cultural, geographic and architectural heritage of Boyle Heights within its regional context.


Burbank Historical Society
Burbank
Contact: Don Baldseroni, past-President
ghowardmuseum@sbcglobal.net
http://www.burbankhistsoc.com


Calabasas Historical Society
Calabasas
Contact: Debra Bruschaber, President (2009)
818-591-1701 ext. 205
http://www.calabasashistoricalsociety.org


California African American Museum
Los Angeles - Expo Park
Contact: Ann Shea, Librarian
ashea@caamuseum.org
www.caamuseum.org


California Art Club
Pasadena
75 S. Grand Avenue 91105
Contact: Lisa Cavelier,
626-583-9009
www.californiaartclub.org
Since its founding on the banks of the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena 100 years ago, the California Art Club has actively promoted the traditional fine arts of painting, drawing and sculpture with an extensive array of programs and exhibitions. Included in its offerings are lectures, workshops, paint-outs, opportunities for artists, art scholars and art enthusiasts alike


California Heritage Museum
Santa Monica
(310) 392-8537 calmuseum@earthlink.net
http://www.californiaheritagemuseum.org/index.php


California Preservation Foundation
San Fransisco/Statewide
5 Third St., Ste 424, 94103
415.495.0349 cpf@californiapreservation.org
www.californiapreservation.org
The California Preservation Foundation provides statewide leadership, advocacy and education to ensure the protection of California's diverse cultural heritage and historic places.


Campo De Cahuenga Historical Memorial Assn.
Universal City/North Hollywood
Contact: Deuk Perrin, President
www.campodecahuenga.com


Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society
Canoga Park
7248 Owensmouth Ave. 91303
Contact: Jean Jauck, President
818-340-3696
www.co-hs.org
Carolwood Pacific Historical Society
Griffith Park
Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn
Los Angeles Live Steamers Museum
PO Box 2156 Toluca Lake, CA 91610-0156
Contact: Michael Broggie, Founder/Chairman
Carolwood Foundation / Carolwood Pacific Historical Society
805-498-2336 michael@carolwood.org
www.carolwood.com
Carolwood Pacific Historical Society's mission is to preserve Walt Disney's railroad legacy. We accomplish through our members' love of railroading which is shared with everyone; to teach our children to understand the role that railroads served in building this great nation, and to encourage the continual appreciation of railroading.Carolwood hosts several members-only social events each year which have resulted in the creation of lifelong friendships among our members, and wonderful memories for all. We also operate Walt Disney's Barn, located in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, for the Walt Disney Family Foundation. Every third Sunday of the month, our members serve as volunteer hosts to the public at Walt's Barn - "the only free Disney attraction in the world!"
Casa Adobe de San Rafael

Center for Southern California Studies
Northridge
cscs@csun.edu
http://www.csun.edu/~cscs/resources/

Chatsworth Historical SocietyChatsworth
Contact: Linda van der Valk, President
http://historicalsocieties.net/

Chinese American Museum
Los Angeles - El Pueblo
www.camla.org

Chinese Historical Society Of Southern California
Los Angeles - Chinatown
411 Bernard Street 90012

323-222-0856 chssc@earthlink.net
www.chssc.org


Claremont Heritage Inc.

Claremont
P.O. Box 742 91711
Contact: Ginger Elliott
909-621-0848 info@claremontheritage.org
www.claremontheritage.org
We are a membership organization to preserve the history and character of Claremont through research, education & action. We give tours, publish booklets and comment on changes to historic buildings.


Costumer's Guild West


Covina Valley Historical Society, Inc.
Covina
PO Box 1862 91722
626-966-9871 covinamuseum@gmail.com
http://firehousejailmuseum.tripod.com/covinamuseum/index.html


Craft and Folk Art Museum
Los Angeles/Miracle Mile
Contact: Michelle Lee, Development and Communications Associate
http://www.cafam.org


Culinary Historians of Southern California
Los Angeles
2054 Kenilworth Avenue 90039-3006 (c/o Susanna Erdos)
Contact: Susanna Erdos
323-663-5407 serdos@aol.com
www.culinaryhistoriansofsoutherncalifornia.org
The CHSC was founded in 1995 by people with a passion for food beyond the knife and fork. We began as an affiliate of the Los Angeles Public Library and are now a 501 (c)(3)tax-exempt organization. We explore aspects of food history, trends, and the social implications of what and how we eat. And we have fun doing it! All lectures are free to the public and we have members-only events such as parties, picnics, and evenings at exciting restaurants! The CHSC supports the culinary collection at the L.A. Public Library through contributions of historic cookbooks and menus.


Culver City Historical Society
Culver City
P.O. Box 3428 90231
Contact: Stu Freeman, President (2009)
310-253-6941 info@culvercityhistoricalsociety.org
The Culver City Historical Society has a collection of historical negatives of early Culver City and MGM costumes from films.


Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
Rancho Dominguez
18127 South Alameda Street 90220
Contact: Alison Bruesehoff, Museum Executive Director
310-603-0088 abruesehoff@dominguezrancho.org
www.dominguezrancho.org


Downey Historical Society and History Center
Downey
Contact: John Vincent, President
preservedowneyhomes@yahoo.com
www.downeyhistoricalsociety.org


Drum Barracks Civil War Museum and Research Library
Wilmington
Contact: Susan Ogle, Executive Director
http://www.drumbarracks.org/


Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society
Eagle Rock
2225 Colorado Blvd. 90041
Contact: Eric Warren
www.eaglerockhistory.org
Preserving and protecting Eagle Rock's history for over 45 years. Archives are open to the public 10am-12pm every Saturday in the basement of the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock.


Echo Park Historical Society
Echo Park
P.O. Box 261022 90026
Contact: Jesus Sanchez,
(323) 860-8874 ephs@HistoricEchoPark.org
www.historicechopark.org
EPHS publishes HistoricEchoPark.org, a quarterly newsletter, a historic neighborhood guide, an annual calendar and other items. The group also sponsors Echo Park History Day, preservation workshops and monthly Echo Park Waking Tours. The group makes available speakers and a collection of photo boards for community events.


Eighth and Wall Incorporated
Contact: William C. Beverly, Jr., President
310-541-1690 EighthandWall@aol.com
www.eighthandwall.org
Eighth & Wall Incorporated's mission is to tell the forgotten stories of the cultures of Los Angeles. Eighth & Wall’s purpose is to present to the general public the history of the people and cultures of Los Angeles through art, literature and the media.

El Molino Viejo Museum
(see "Old Mill Foundation" below)


El Monte Historical Society
El Monte
Contact: Donna Crippen


El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park
Los Angeles
Contact: John Kopczynski, Public Affairs
213-485-6855 elpueblohistory@lacity.org
http://www.cityofla.org/elp


Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern California
Long Beach
Contact: Jim Baker, Membership Secretary
http://www.erha.org


Filipino Heritage L.A.
Contact: Sam Balucas, Chapter President
lafanhs@fanhsla.org
http://www.fanhsla.org


Fisher Gallery
http://www.fishergallery.org/


Forest Lawn Museum
Glendale
Contact: Shannon Lawrence, Event Planner
http://www.forestlawn.com


Fort MacArthur Military Museum Association
San Pedro
3601S Gaffey Street 90731
Contact: Stephen Nelson, Curator
310-548-2631 director@ftmac.org
http://www.ftmac.org/


Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House
Hollywood


Friends of La Laguna
San Gabriel
P.O. Box 2548 91778
Contact: Eloy Zarate, CFO or Senya Lubisich, PhD, President
626-287-3346 info@friendsoflalaguna.org
www.friendsoflalaguna.org


Friends of Rancho Los CerritosLong Beach
Contact: Kathie Schey
friendsrlc@hotmail.com
http://rancholoscerritos.org


Friends of the Gamble House
Pasadena
4 Westmoreland Pl. 91103
Contact: Kori Capaldi
626-793-3334
www.gamblehouse.org
Friends of the Gamble House is a membership support group of U.S.C. dedicated to the preservation and operation of the Gamble House.


Friends of the Lopez AdobeSan Fernando
1100 Pico Street 91340
http://www.laokay.com/halac/LopezAdobe.htm


Friends of the Southwest Museum
Contact: Ann Walnum
http://www.friendsofthesouthwestmuseum.com


Glendale Community College Archive
Glendale
Contact: Denise Dobbs,
Adjunct librarian/archivist

1500 N. Verdugo Road 91208-2894

(818) 240-1000 ext. 3316 ddobbs@glendale.edu
http://www.glendale.edu/library/information/
Located on the fourth floor of the library building, the Glendale Community College Archives contains over 146 linear feet of historical materials related to the College and Glendale history including: administrative documents, institutional records and publications, newspapers, clippings, yearbooks, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, videos, catalogs, class schedules, directories and memorabilia. Hours are Tuesday 8:30-11:30 a.m. or by appointment.

Glendale Historical society
Glendale
Contact: John LoCascio,
tghs@glendalehistorical.org


Glendora Historical Society and Museum
Glendora
http://www.museumsusa.org/data/museums/CA/10746.htm

Grier Musser Museum

Los Angeles
403 S. Bonnie Brae Street 90057
Contact: Susan Tejada,
213-413-1814 griermusser@hotmail.com
www.griermussermuseum.com
Now relive the charm of Victorian Los Angeles at The Grier Musser Museum. The museum is an 1898 Queen Ann Victorian house museum that features monthly holiday exhibits throughout the year.


Heritage Coalition
Contact: Pam Harrell, President


Heritage Park
Santa Fe Springs
12100 Mora Drive 90670
Contact: Mary Tavera,
562-946-6476 heritagepark@santafesprings.org
www.santafesprings.org/library/heritage/default.asp


Heritage Square Museum
Highland Park
3800 Homer Street 90031
Contact: Jessica Maria Alicea-Covarrubias, Executive Director
jessica@heritagesquare.org 323-225-2700
www.heritagesquare.org; heritagesquare.blogspot.org


Heritage Valley
Filmore
800-700-1251 info@heritagevalley.net
http://www.heritagevalley.net


Hermosa Beach Historical Society
Hermosa Beach
710 Pier Avenue Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
310-318-9421 hbhs@hermosabeachhistoricalsociety.org
www.hermosabeachhistoricalsociety.org/
Free; Open 10am-12pm Wed, 2-4pm Sat & Sun

Highland Park Heritage Trust
Highland Park
P.O. Box 50894 90050
Contact: Carmela Gomes, President
(323) 256-4326
www.hpht.org

Historic Adamson House/ Malibu Lagoon

Malibu
23200 Pacific Coast Highway 90265
Contact: Ceci Wigen, Vice President or Lisa Otis-Kisor, Docent Council Chair
 310-456-8432
www.adamsonhouse.org
The Adamson House is completely in tact, Spanish Colonial Revival house built in 1929 by famed LA architect, Stiles Clements. It is set on thirteen lushly landscaped acres at Surfrider Beach in Malibu. Now part of the California State Parks system, the home was originally built as the Adamson's vacation beach house. Mrs. Adamson was the daughter of the Rindge family, the last family to own Malibu as an entity. The Adamson House is listed as both a State and National historic landmark. It has the largest collection of Malibu tile including an outstanding Persian carpet in the loggia made completely of tile. Mrs. Rindge, Mrs. Adamson's mother owned the Malibu Potteries that produced some of the finest California art tiles ever made. Please visit us Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm. The last docent led tour of the house starts at 2pm.

Historical Museum at LA Valley College
Valley Glen


Historical Society of Long Beach
Long Beach
Contact: Julie Bartolotto, Executive Director or Amy Niederhofer, Archives
julie@historicalsocietylb.org
http://historicalsocietylb.org


Historical Society of Pomona Valley
Pomona
Contact: Mickey Gallivan, President
909-623-2198 pomonahistorical@verizon.net
http://pomonahistorical.org


Historical Society of Centinela Valley
Westchester
7634 Midfield Ave.
, Westchester, CA
9005
310-671-2075 or 310-677-2067
http://www.histsocentvalley.org
The Historical Society of Centinela Valley invites you to discover the first residence of the South Bay. Tour Ignacio Machado’s 1834 adobe home; visit Daniel Freeman’s 1887 Land Office where you will view historic memorabilia from the original tounship’s beginnings; take a look in the Walter Haskell Heritage and Research Center and learn of the rich history of the local area. The Adobe Comples is open for tours Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. or by appointment.
Historical Society of Southern California

Los Angeles
P.O. Box 93487 Pasadena Ave 91109
Contact: Christia Cordova, Administritive Assistant
323-222-0546 hssc@socalhistory.org
www.socalhistory.org
The Historical Society of Southern California, founded in 1883, is committed to preserving, interpreting and promoting the history of southern California. Through its programs and publications, the Society involves people of all ages and educates them about the cultures and events of the past that have shaped our contemporary experience. The Society informs the southern California community about the continuing study and pursuit of history, and celebrates the diverse dimensions of southern California's past and present, as well as the contributions of its many cultural heritages with a commitment to exacting scholarship.


Hollywood Bowl Museum
Hollywood
2301 N. Highland Avenue 90068
Contact: Carol Merrill-Mirsky, PhD, Director/Curator
323-859-2058 museum@laphil.org
www.hollywoodbowl.com


Hollywood Heritage
Hollywood
P.O. Box 2586 90078
Contact: Alan H. Simon or Valerie Yaros, Board members
323-874-2276
www.hollywoodheritage.org


Huntington Library
http://www.huntington.org


ISLA: Information System for Los Angeles
Contact: Dr. Phil Ethington,


Italian Culture Heritage Foundation
Santa Monica
Contact: Joe Ventress, President


Italian Hall Museum
Los Angeles @ El Pueblo
Contact: Mariann Gatto, Curator
mariann.gatto@lacity.org


Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles / Little Tokoyo
Contact: Chris Komai
http://www.janm.org/


Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles
Sherman OaksP.O. Box 55443 91413
Contact: Sandra L. Malek,
818-771-5554
www.jgsla.org
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles (JGSLA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sharing of genealogical information, techniques, and research tools with those who are interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.


Jewish Historical Society
www.jewishhistoricalsociety.org


Korean American Museum
http://www.kamuseum.org

L.A. as Subject
Los Angeles
University of Southern California
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 316
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0183
Contact: Susan Anderson, Managing Director
213-740-5515 susana@usc.edu
www.usc.edu/libraries/archives/arc/lasubject
Hosted by the USC Libraries, L.A. as Subject is an alliance of research archives, libraries, and collections dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Los Angeles region. L.A. as Subject is working to increase the visibility of local archives and improve access to them for students, researchers, K-12 educators, and everyone else with a stake in Southern California history. L.A. as Subject promotes tools and mentoring to help its members with everything from preserving and cataloging materials in their collections to fundraising and public outreach.

La Puente Valley Historical Society
La Puente


Lanterman House
La CaƱada4420 Encinas Drive 91011
Contact: Melissa Patton, Executive Director
818-790-1421
www.lantermanfoundation.org
Owned by the City of La Canada Flintridge and managed by the Lanterman Foundation, Lanterman House is a unique 1915 Arts and Crafts residence built by the second generation of the Crescenta/Canada Valley's founding family. The House contains fully restored interiors, original furnishings, and changing historical exhibits, and is set amid 1.5 acres of period gardens. The Lanterman Foundation oversees restoration and interpretation of the site, conducts extensive school programs, organizes an active schedule of educational and performing arts programs, and manages the Lanterman House Archive of materials relating to the history of the Valley. Tours of Lanterman House are Docent-guided, and group tours for ten or more are by advance reservation only.


Las Angelitas del Pueblo
Los Angeles / El Pueblo
130 Paseo de la Plaza 90012
Contact: Lester Probst
(213) 628-1274 contact@lasangelitas.org
www.lasangelitas.org
A group of volunteer docents (men and women) who give free walking tours of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument and Olvera Street to school children and tourists from around the world, and participate in educational programs and field trips relating to Los Angeles history.


Latino Heritage
Pasadena
145 North Raymond Ave 91103
Contact: Roberta Martinez, President
latinoheritage@mindspring.com
www.latinoheritageparade.org


Leonis Adobe MuseumCalabasas
23537 Calabasas Rd. 91302
818-222-6511 info@leonisadobemuseum.org
www.leonisadobemuseum.org
The Leonis Adobe Museum is Cultural Historic Monument #1 for the City of Los Angeles. As such it is a historical monument, living history museum and working ranch dedicated to restoring, preserving and sharing California ranch life in the late 1800's. Over 10,000 children visit annually to experience the hands-on, interactive educational program geared to the State of California Curricula Standards for Kindergarten through Fourth grade. Other programs and events are geared to families and adults that include a monthly lecture series, Spring Fling, L'il Ranchers Round Up Summer Program, Summer Dances Under the Stars, Pumpkin Party, Annual Holiday Open House.


Little Landers Historical Society
Tujunga
10110 Commerce Ave. 91043
Contact: Lloyd Hitt
818-352-3420
The Little Landers Historical Society, named for the original settlers in Tujunga who believed in the premise of "A little land and a living," supports the museum housed in Bolton Hall, 10110 Commerce Avenue in Tujunga. The area covered in this museum is that which was once Rancho Tujunga which includes Tujunga, Sunland, Lake View Terrace, Shadow Hills and the Stonehurst neighborhood of Sun Valley. The original clubhouse is again a meeting place as well as a museum. This building made of local fieldstone is located in a Los Angeles City park. Visitors may enjoy a guided tour on Tuesday and Sunday, 1:00-4:00.


Lomita Historical Society
City of Lomita
Lomita Railroad Museum
City of Lomita
Contact: Monika Martinez, Asst. City Clerk
http://www.lomita-rr.org/


Long Beach Heritage
Long Beach
P.O. Box 92521 90809
Contact: Charlotte Mitchell,
562-493-7019
www.lbheritage.org
Long Beach Heritage is a nonprofit education and advocacy group promoting public knowledge and preservation of significant historic and architectural resources, neighborhoods and the cultural heritage of Long Beach. The Bembridge House, a 1906 Queen Anne Classic Victorian, is owned and operated by Long Beach Heritage and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The home is open for tours on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 4:00 and for group tours at other times by reservation by calling 562-493-7019.


Los Angeles City Historical SocietyLos Angeles
P.O. Box 41046 90041
Contact: Ann Shea, President
213-891-4600
www.lacityhistory.org
The Los Angeles City Historical Society was established as a non-profit organization and incorporated in October, 1976. At the time there were historical societies devoted to specific areas and neighborhoods in Los Angeles but not one devoted to the preservation of the original City of Los Angeles. LACHS sponsors lectures, programs, field trips and an annual Gala/Awards Banquet.


Los Angeles Conservancy
Los Angeles County
523 West Sixth Street, Suite 826, LA 90014
Contact: Cindy Olnick, Director of Communications
213-623-2489 info@laconservancy.org
www.laconservancy.org
The Los Angeles Conservancy is a membership-based nonprofit that works through advocacy and education to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County. Founded in 1978 by a small group of concerned citizens, the Conservancy is now the largest local preservation group in the U.S., with 7,000 members and hundreds of volunteers. The Conservancy works to find preservation solutions for specific historic resources; foster sound preservation policy and incentives; and help people through technical assistance, training, and resources. Its educational programs include architectural walking tours, youth outreach, annual preservation awards, and Last Remaining Seats, an annual summer series of classic films in historic theatres.


Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society
Hollywood
Contact: William Dahlquist, curator
323-464-2727 info@lafdmuseum.org
http://lafdmuseum.org


Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation
Los Angeles
1725 Wellington Road 90019
Contact: Hillsman Wright, Executive Director
213-999-5067 hillsman@lahtf.org
www.lahtf.org
The L.A. Historic Theatre Foundation is a non-profit organization formed in 1988 to protect, preserve, restore, and sustain the operation of Southern California's historic theatres.


Los Angeles Maritime Museum
San Pedro


Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Los Angeles
6435 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 303 90048
Contact: Jodi Shapiro
323-651-3704
www.lamoth.org
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH) has a two-fold mission that has remained constant since its inception in 1961: commemoration and education. Commemoration: LAMH dedicates itself as a primary source institution, one that commemorates those who perished and those who survived by housing the precious artifacts that miraculously weathered the war, the ghettos, and ultimately, the death camps. Education: LAMH is committed to providing free education to the public. We are the only Jewish/Holocaust organization in Los Angeles which guarantees dialogue with an actual survivor, a living embodiment of history.


Los Angeles Police Historical Society
Highland Park

The Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation
Alhambra info@larhf.org 626-458-4449
www.larhf.org

Los Encinos Docent Association
Encino
16756 Moorpark Street 91436
Contact: Michael Crosby
www.los-encinos.org


Los Encinos State Park
Encino
http://parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=619

Los Feliz Improvement Assn. History Committee
Los Feliz
P.O. Box 29395
Los Angeles, 90027
Contact: Marian Dodge
323-660-1914 history@lfia.org
www.lfia.org
The LFIA History Committee's mission is to document and preserve the history of Los Feliz by collecting old photos, conducting oral histories and surveying homes. We host an annual Photo Day to collect old photos of residents and landmarks. LFIA published “Los Feliz: An Illustrated Early History” and landmark note cards which may be purchased at www.LFIA.org. The Los Feliz Historical Survey of more than 3,000 homes is at the Los Feliz Library reference section.


Los Pobladores 200: Ancestral Heritage Association
Olvera Street
P.O. Box 861285 Los Angeles, 90086
Contact: Rose Ramirez, President (2012) or Irene Hastings, Treasurer (2012)
lospobladores200@gmail.com
www.lospobladores200.org


Lummis Day Foundation
Highland Park
Contact: Heinrich Keifer
www.lummisday.org


Lummis Home
Highland Park


Manhattan Beach Historical Society
Manhattan Beach
Contact: Steve Meisenholder, President
http://www.geocities.com/history90266/

Mar Vista Historical Society
Mar Vista
Contact: Nadine Gallegos
310-391-3030 evokatur@aol.com
http://marvistahistoricalsociety.net

Mar Vista Historical Society aims to document the changing and unique character of Mar Vista in recorded times with research, stories, maps, photographs and oral histories; stimulate historical thinking about the mosaic of its people, issues and events; and share and preserve historical resources related to Mar Vista neighborhoods in the MVHS website.

Mission San Fernando
Mission Hills
Contact: Msr. Francis Weber, Archivist
http://www.archivalcenter.org/Where/where.html


Monrovia Old House Preservation Group
Monrovia
PO Box 734 91017
Contact: Jim Wigton, President
626-358-7822
www.mohpg.org


Montebello Historical Society
Montebello
946 Adobe Ave. 90640
Contact: Tim Poyorena-Miguel, Archivist
323-887-4592
www.montebellohistoricalsociety.org
The objective of the Montebello Historical Society is to promote culture, historical preservation, civic pride and improvement. The 1844 Sanchez Adobe museum, which was the home of Juan Matias Sanchez, features a large photographic collection of the family and surrounding area including the First San Gabriel mission. The Society's main source of support and income includes: Membership dues, endowment interest and fund raising activities. The museum is open on Saturdays from 1 to 4pm.


Monterey Park Historical Society
Monterey Park
Garvey Ranch Park, 781 S. Orange Avenue 91754
Contact: Kathryn Foster
626-307-1267
http://www.ci.monterey-park.ca.us/Index.aspx?page=492
The objectives of the Monterey Park Historical Society shall be to encourage and promote the study of history in its relation to Monterey Park and the surrounding San Gabriel Valley; to collect and preserve all material of whatsoever kind which could have any bearing on the City of Monterey Park, the general purposes shall be the discussion of such historical and literary subjects (per by-laws).

Mount Lowe Preservation Society, Inc
http://www.mountlowe.org


Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Fullerton
1201 West Malvern Ave. 92833
Contact: Janette Pyun or Zoot Velasco
714-738-6595
www.themuck.org


The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley
21031 Ventura Blvd. Suite 419 91364
Contact: Jerry Fecht, President
818-347-9665
http://museumsanfernandovalley.blogspot.com
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is in its formative stage. We are a museum community working to bring about a great regional Museum of history and culture for 1,800,000 residents of the greater San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles suburbs and independent cities and canyon communities). We exist to serve people and local historical and cultural organizations. Our objective is to create mobile exhibits and to utilize state of the art technologies and traditional exhibit spaces to teach Valley-related history and to meet the challenges of today and the future.


Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles – Exposition Park
http://www.nhm.org


Norton Simon Museum
Pasadena


Office of Historic Resources, City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles200 N. Spring Street # 620 90012
Contact: Ken Bernstein, Director
213-978-1200
www.preservation.lacity.org


Olmsted District Preservation Association / Save Old Town Torrance
Torrance
2028 Gramercy Ave. Torrance, CA. 90501 90501
Contact: Don Barnard, President
save_historic_old_torrance@msn.com
www.savehistoricoldtorrance.com
Save Historic Old Torrance has a twofold mission of advocacy and education regarding historic preservation. Save Historic Old Torrance works to preserve the architectural treasures in the City of Torrance, its cultural heritage and charm, as well as its street scape, open space, and sense of neighborhood and community through education and preservation strategies.Save Historic Old Torrance provides ever-increasing services due to its dedication to the community of Torrance


Pacific Palisades Historical Society
Pacific Palisades
Contact: Randy Young, Curator
www.pacificpalisadeshistory.org


Pacific Railroad Society
Contact: Thom Anderson, WPRRHS Administrator
http://www.wprrhs.org


Pasadena Heritage
Pasadena
Contact: Sue Mossman
626-441-6333 preservation@pasadenaheritage.org
http://pasadenaheritage.org

Pasadena Museum of History
Pasadena
470 W. Walnut St. (corner Walnut St. and Orange Grove Blvd.)
Contact: Katie Brandon
(626) 577-1660 info@pasadenahistory.org
www.pasadenahistory.org
Founded in 1924 to preserve and share the rich history, art, and culture of Pasadena and neighboring communities, the Museum's beautifully-landscaped 2-acre campus houses three period buildings, exhibition galleries, and research library/archives. PMH maintains the area's largest and most comprehensive collection of historic documents and artifacts. The research library is open to the public free of charge. Tours, exhibitions and extensive public programming offered year-'round.

Pico Rivera Historical Museum
Pico Rivera
http://www.ci.pico-rivera.ca.us/cityglance/placesofinterest.html#PRHM

Pio Pico State Historic Park
Whittier
562-695-1217 info@piopico.org

http://www.piopico.org

Point Fermin Lighthouse
San Pedro
807 West Paseo del Mar 90731
Contact: Kristen Heather, curator
310-241-0684 kristen.heather@lacity.org
www.pointferminlighthouse.org

Point Fermin Lighthouse Society
San Pedro
P.O. Box 742 90733
Contact: Martha Austin McKinzie, President
310-241-0684
www.pointferminlighthouse.org


Pomona Heritage
Pomona
P.O. Box 2813 91769
Contact: Deborah Clifford or Melissa Chavez, Vice-President
866-833-4086
www.pomonaheritage.org
Pomona Heritage, Inc., (PH) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Pomona, California's historically significant homes and buildings and to the education and awareness of our residents about the cultural richness with which we are entrusted. Pomona has thousands of beautiful historical homes and buildings scattered throughout the city.


Queen Mary Museum
Long Beach
800-437-2934 historian@queenmary.com
http://www.queenmary.com


Railway and Locomotive Society
http://www.trainweb.org/rlhs/


Ramona Museum of California History
San Gabriel
Contact: Joey Claro, President (2009)
(626) 280-5111 http://firehousejailmuseum.tripod.com/ramonaparlor/index.html or http://www.ramonamuseum.org/


Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Site and Gardens
Long Beach
6400 Bixby Hill Road 90815
Contact: Michael Powers, Programs
(562) 431-3541
http://www.rancholosalamitos.com/
Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated by Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation, a nonprofit organization, as a public/private cooperative effort under the auspices of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine.


Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
Long Beach
4600 Virginia Road 90807
Contact: Melinda Rasch, Volunteer Marketing Director / Ellen Calomiris, Director
562-570-1755 Ellen_Calomiris@longbeach.gov
www.rancholoscerritos.org
Rancho Los Cerritos is a National and State Historic Landmark open for public tours and programs. The 1844 adobe and landscaped grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican and American California and with the families who helped transform S. CA from its ranching beginnings to a modern, urban society.


Redondo Beach Historical Society
Redondo Beach
www.redondobeachhistorical.org


Salvation Army Western Territorial Museum
Contact: Kimberly Mack, Curator


San Fernando Museum of Art & History
City of San Fernando
Contact: Richard Arroyo, Public Relations
818-838-6360
www.sfmah.org


San Fernando Valley Historical Society
Mission Hills
P.O. Box 7039 91346
Contact: John Brooks, President or Tesa Becica, Corresponding Secratary
818-365-7810 sfvhs@verizon.net
www.sfvhs.com


San Gabriel Historical Association

San Gabriel
546 W. Broadway - San Gabriel, CA 91776
Contact: Mary Cammarano, President
Bill A'Hearn, Vice-President
626.308.3223 or sg.historical@gmail.com
www.sghistorical.org
The mission of the San Gabriel Historical Association is to promote interest in the history of San Gabriel and the San Gabriel Valley. We foster, preserve and protect the historical landmarks, buildings, monuments, customs and ceremonies of early California and San Gabriel. To advocate an awareness of our historical background and priceless heritage through the memory and deeds of those persons who contributed substantially to the making of the history of this area.

San Gabriel Mission Museum
San Gabriel
427 S. Junipero Serra Dr. 91776
Contact: Chuck Lyons
626-457-3048
www.sangabrielmission.org
Founded by Franciscans and served by Claretian Missionaries since 1908, the Mission is open 359 days a year from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. San Gabriel Mission, fourth oldest of the 21 missions in California, was founded on Sept. 8, 1771 by Fr. Pedro Cambon and Fr. Angel Somera at the direction of Fr. Junipero Serra, president of the California Missions. On a self-guided tour using a map and historical information guide, visitors can see the original mission church, museum, winery, aqueduct, outdoor and indoor kitchens, candle and soap vats, tannery, the first cemetery in Los Angeles County, models of all 21 missions in California, fountain, cannon, and the beautiful gardens. History Day is usually the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. . Mission's annual fiesta, celebrating its founding, is on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Museum Saturday is the first Saturday of the month (closed for holidays) and features other local museums (Ramona Museum of California History in San Gabriel, San Gabriel Historical Society and Hayes House in San Gabriel, Old Mill in San Marino, and Sanchez Adobe in Montebello.



San Marino Heritage
San Marino
1613 Chelsea Rd #312 91108
Contact: Shirley Jagels
626-441-1401
www.sanmarinoheritage.org
San Marino Heritage was founded to promote, preserve and enhance San Marino’s cultural, historical and natural resources. We believe that our organization fills a niche in activiely advocating for historic preservation, and is helpful in making our city representatives more accountable and aware of the concerns of its citizens. We also serve to protect these resources through the proper enforcement of laws that apply to their protection, and through the development of stricter ordinances concerning these cultural resources.


San Marino Historical Society
San MarinoP.O. Box 80222 91118
Contact: Judith Carter, Archivist
626-304-9375 smhistorical@earthlink.net
http://www.smnet.org/comm_group/historical
The San Marino Historical Society aims to preserve the cultural heritage of San Marino; to collect and archive information in all formats; to foster research, study, increase awareness of the city's history; to provide programs on topics related to San Marino's history; and to participate in the preparations for the celebration of San Marino's centennial in 2013.


San Pedro Bay Historical Society
San Pedro
Contact: Anne Hansford, Archivist
http://www.usc.edu/libraries/archives/arc/lasubject/records/id55.html


Sanchez Adobe Historic Site & Museum
Montebello
(see Montebello Historical Society above)

Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society
Santa Clarita
661-254-1275 info@scvhistory.com
http://scvhistory.com


Santa Monica Conservancy
Santa Monica
P.O. Box 653, 90406
Contact: Carol Lemlein, President or Tom Cleys, Treasurer
310-496-3146 info@smconservancy.org
www.smconservancy.org


Santa Monica Historical Society and Museum
Santa Monica
310-395-2290
http://www.santamonicahistory.org


Scenic Arroyo Seco
Contact: Nicole Possert


Seaver Center for Western Historical Research
Contact: John Cahoon, Collections Manager


Society of Architectural Historians, Southern California Chapter
Sherman Oaks
P.O. Box 56478 91413
Contact: Rina Rubenstein, Membership Chair
800-972-4722 info@sahscc.org
www.sahscc.org
The Society of Architectural Historians, Southern California Chapter (SAH/SCC) is a non-profit organization of volunteer enthusiasts. Although our parent organization, the Society of Architectural Historians, includes academics, architects, and other kinds of architecture professionals as well as others interested in architecture and its study and protection, SAH/SCC draws its members primarily from the community at large. Everyone is welcome to become a member, and our events are commonly open to the public. We are dedicated to promoting the appreciation and understanding of Southern California’s rich architectural history. Our mission is education and outreach. Although we naturally favor the preservation of outstanding examples of historical architecture, we are not an advocacy organization for specific preservation causes. We offer a robust schedule of on-site tours, lectures, discussions, and other events in support of our mission.


Sons of the Revolution Library
http://www.srcalifornia.com/nav2.htm


Southern California Genealogical Society & GSHA
Burbank
417 Irvine Drive 91504
Contact: Charlotte Bocage
818-843-7247
www.scgsgenealogy.com


Southern California Jewish Historical Society
Los Angeles
6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 370 90048
323.761.8950 JHSociety@aol.com
www.jewishhistoricalsociety.org


Southern California Library - The Peoples' Library
Los AngelesContact: Michelle Welsing, Communications Director
http://www.socallib.org


Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society
Pasadena
P.O. Box 93697 91109
Contact: David Coscia,
sphts@sphts.org
www.sphts.org
Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society is an independent non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of the history of the Southern Pacific Railroad, its predecessors and successor railroad companies, and to the dissemination of information which documents that history.

St. Vincent Medical Center Historical Conservancy
Los Angeles
2131 West 3rd Street 90057
Contact: Ken McGuire, Archivist
213-484-7940

Studio City History Project
Studio City
Contact: Mary Mallory
http://www.studiocityresidents.org/history.php?month=4&year=2007&committee=


Studio for Southern California History (Studio)
Los Angeles - Chinatown
C525 Alpine Street, Stuite 103 90012
Contact: Sharon Sekhon, Director
thesocalstudio@gmail.com
www.socalstudio.org
The Studio is a nonprofit dedicated to critically chronicling and disseminating the region's social history in order to foster sense of place and social responsibility. In addition to its ongoing exhibit in its Chinatown gallery space, the Studio hosts free walking tours, public forums, and workshops related to local history. The Studio is developing an online resource including lesson plans and ways to integrate local history into the classroom through the LA History Archive (www.lahistoryarchive.org). The Studio is open noon to 8 pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday and by appointment.
The Antelope Valley Indian Museum
http://www.avim.av.org/

The Catalina Island Museum and Society
Catalina
Contact: Stacey A. Otte, Executive Director
www.catalinamuseum.org

The Old Mill Foundation
South Pasadena
Contact: Michele Clark
626-449-5458 oldmill@sbcglobal.net
www.old-mill.org

Venice Historical Society
Venice
P.O. Box 12844 90295
Contact: Jill Prestup, President
310-967-5170 info@veniceofamerica.org
www.venicehistoricalsociety.org
The Venice Historical Society is a 22-year old non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and promoting historic preservation in the community of Venice.

West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA)
Los Angeles
2263 S. Harvard Blvd. 90018

Contact: John Patterson, President
213-216-0887 president@westadamsheritage.org
www.westadamsheritage.org
The West Adams Heritage Association (WAHA) is devoted to the preservation of the historic West Adams district of Los Angeles. West Adams is located southwest of downtown and contains the city's largest concentration of Victorian & Craftsman homes, 5 of the city's Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZ) and a concentration of cultural monuments. We are a diverse group of historical and architectural enthusiasts who have come together to present during Spring & Christmas, living history and walking tours. We also sponsor preservation, restoration and assorted special and social events.


Western Educators, Shooters and Troopers
Rosemead
P.O. Box 241 91770
Contact: Lou Cooper
spanamwest@yahoo.com
www.spanamwar.com/reenctcontacts.html


Western Hotel Museum
Lancaster
http://www.cityoflancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page=69


Western Museum of Flight
Contact: Cindy Macha Skjonsby, President
http://www.wmof.com/


Whittier ConservancyWhittier
P.O. Box 9114 90608
Contact: Charles Claver, Vice-President
562-693-5853 info@whittierconservancy.org
www.whittierconservancy.org
Born from the rubble of the Whittier Narrows earthquake of October 1, 1987, the Whittier Conservancy works for the preservation and sensitive use of Whittier's significant residential structures, landmark commercial buildings, and notable landscapes, including its valuable cultivated trees, public parks, and the natural beauty of Whittier Hills.


Whittier Historical Society
Whittier
Contact: Myra Hilliard, Executive Director
http://www.whittiermuseum.org/


William S. Hart Park and Museum
Newhall
24151 Newhall Ave. 91321
Contact: Ayesha Saletore, Administrator
661-254-4584 asaletor@nhm.org
www.hartmuseum.org
The William S. Hart Museum was originally the Spanish Colonial Revival Style mansion for famed silent film star, William S. Hart. Exhibited in the museum's collection are artwork by Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington, photographs of famous actors and actresses, and artifacts pertaining to different Native American tribes. This is a truly unique museum, so come by and visit!


Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society
Hancock Park
137 North Larchmont Blvd. # 135 90004
Contact: Ernie Marjoram,
213-243-8182
www.wshphs.org


Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum
City of Industry
Contact: Karen Graham Wade, Director
626-968-8492 info@homesteadmuseum.org
http://www.homesteadmuseum.org/

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