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Historical Societies, Museums & Archives in Los Angeles County

Organization

Address

Telephone

Type of Organization

Las Virgenes Historical Society

PO Box 124, Agoura Hills 91301

(818) 889-0836

Historical society

Alhambra Historical Society

1550 W Alhambra Rd, PO Box 6687, Alhambra 91802

(626) 300-8845

Historical society and house museum

Altadena Heritage

730 E Altadena Dr, Altadena 91001

(626) 797-0054

Historic preservation organization

Altadena Historical Society

730 E Altadena Dr, Altadena 91001

(626) 797-8016

Historical society

Angelino Heights Historic Preservation Association

1471 Ridge Way, LA 90026

(213) 481-1690

Historic preservation organization

Antelope Valley Indian Museum

15702 East Ave M, Lancaster 93535

(661) 942-0662

Historical park

Arcadia Historical Society

PO Box 60021, Arcadia 91066-6021

(626) 446-8512

Historical society

Azusa Historical Society

PO Box 972, LA 90078

N/A

Historical society

Baldwin Park Historical Society

4061 Sterling Way, Baldwin Park 91706

(626) 338-7130

Archives and/or manuscript repository, historical society, and house museum

Banning Residence Museum

401 East M St, PO Box 397, Wilmington 90748

(562) 548-7777

House museum

Bellflower Heritage Society

16601 Civic Center Drive,  Bellflower, 90706

N/A

Historical society

Beverly Hills Historical Society

PO Box 1919,  Beverly Hills 90213

(310) 246-1914

Historical society

Brentwood Historical Society

11820 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles 90049

N/A

Historical society

Burbank Historical Society

1015 W Olive Ave, Burbank 91506

(818) 841-6333

Historical society and house museum

Calabasas Historical Society

PO Box 8067, Calabasas 91371

(818) 878-3703

Archives and/or manuscript repository and historical society

California Heritage Museum

2612 Main St, Santa Monica 90405

(310) 392-8537

House museum

Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society

7248 Owensmouth Ave, Canoga Park 91303

(818) 340-3696 or (818) 346-4317

Historical society

Casa Adobe de San Rafael

1330 Dorothy Dr, Glendale 91202

(818) 845-5400

House museum

Catalina Island Museum Society

Casino Building (PO Box 366), Avalon 90704

(310) 510-2414

Historical society and local history

Historical Society of Centinela Valley

7634 Midfield Ave, LA 90045

(213) 649-6272

Archives and/or manuscript repository, historical society, and house museum

Chatsworth Historical Society

10385 Shadow Oak Dr, Chatsworth 91311 

(818) 882-5614

Historical society and museum

Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

978 N Broadway, Suite 206, LA 90012

(213) 617-0396

Archives and/or manuscript repository and historical society

Claremont Heritage

840 N Indian Hill Blvd, PO Box 742, Claremont 91711

(909) 621-0848

Historical society and preservation society

Covina Valley Historical Society

PO Box 1862, Covina 91722

(626) 966-9871

Historical society

Culver City Historical Society

PO Box 3428, Culver City 90231-3428

(310) 287-3850

Historical society

Downey Historical Society and History Center

12540 Rives Ave, Downey 90242

(562) 862-2777

Archives and/or manuscript repository, historical society and house museum

Drum Barracks Civil War Museum & Research Library

1052 Banning Blvd, Wilmington 90744

(310) 548-7509

Historical park

Duarte Historical Society

PO Box 263, Duarte 91009-0263

(626) 357-9419

Historical society and house museum

Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society

2035 Colorado Blvd,  Eagle Rock 90041

(323) 226-1617

Historical society

Echo Park Historical Society

PO Box 261022, Echo Park 90026

(323) 860-8874

Historical society

El Molino Viejo Museum

1120 Old Mill Rd, San Marino 91108

(626) 449-5458

House museum of the California Historical Society

El Monte Historical Society Museum

3150 N Tyler Ave, El Monte 91731

(626) 444-3813

Archives and/or manuscript repository, historical society, historical Park, and house museum

El Monte (also see La Historia Society)

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El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park

845 N Alameda St, LA 90012

(213) 485-8372

Historical park

El Rancho San Antonio Historical Society

6820 Foster Bridge Blvd, Bell Gardens 90201

(323) 927-5055

House museum

Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern California

1 World Trade Center, PO Box 32161, Long Beach 90832-2161

N/A

Specialized historical society

Encino Historical Society

16756 Moorpark St, Encino 91436

N/A

Historical society

Fort MacArthur Military Museum Association

3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro 90731

(310) 548-2631

Military museum

Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum

4700 Zoo Dr (Griffith Park), LA 90027

(213) 667-2000

Archives and/or manuscript repository and a western history and culture museum

Glendale Historical Society

PO Box 4173, Glendale 91202

(818) 242-7447

Historical society, house museum, and preservation organization

Glendora Historical Society & Museum

314 N Glendora Ave, Glendora 91740

(626) 963-0419

Historical society and local history

Heritage Park

12100 Mora Dr, Santa Fe Springs 90670

(714) 946-6476

Historic park

Heritage Square Museum

3800 Homer St, LA 90042

(323) 225-2700

Historic park and preservation organization

Hermosa Beach Historical Society

710 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach 90254

(310) 318-9421

Historical society

History Division, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd, LA 90007

(213) 744-3352

History and science museum

Hollywood Bowl Museum

2301 N Highland Ave, LA 90078

(323) 850-2058

Archival and/or manuscript repository and historic site museum

Hollywood Heritage

1824 N Curson Ave, Hollywood 90028

(323) 874-4005

Archives and/or manuscript repository and historical park

Japanese American National Museum

369 E Third St, LA 90012

(213) 625-0414

History museum

Jewish Historical Society of Southern California

6505 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 370,   LA 90048

(323) 761-8950

Historical society

Korean American Museum

3727 W 6th St., Ste 400, LA 90020

(213) 388-4229

Museum

La Historia Society

3240 Tyler Ave, El Monte 91731

(626) 279-1954

Historical society and museum

La Puente Valley Historical Society

PO Box 522, La Puente 91747

(626) 336-7644

Historical society and house museum

La Senora Research Institute at Rancho Boca de Santa Monica

Entrance: 565 Dryad Rd,
Santa Monica 90402

Mail: 560 E Channel,
Santa Monica 90402

310-573-3705

Historical society

Historical Society of La Verne

PO Box 7761, La Verne 91750

N/A

Historical society

Lomita Historical Society

24016 Benhill Ave, Lomita 90717
PO Box 549, Lomita 90717

(310) 325-6884

Historical society

Historical Society of Long Beach

PO Box 1869, Long Beach 90801

(562) 495-1210

Archives and/or manuscript repository and historical society

Los Angeles City Historical Society

PO Box 41046, LA 90041

(213) 891-4600

Historical society

Los Angeles Conservancy

 523 W Sixth St, Ste 1216, LA 90014

(213) 623-2489

Preservation advocacy organization

Los Angeles County Arboretum

301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia 91007

(626) 821-3222

Historical park, house museum, and botanic garden

Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society

1355 N Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood 90028

(323) 464-2727

Historical society and museum

Los Angeles Grim Society

N/A

N/A

Historical society with a morbid curiosity

Los Angeles Police Historical Society

6045 York Blvd, LA 90042

(877) 804-1523

Historical society

Los Angeles Maritime Museum

Berth 84 at the foot of 6th St, San Pedro 90731

(310) 548-7618

Municipal maritime museum

Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation

1500 W Alhambra Rd, Alhambra 91801

(626) 458-4449

Historical society & museum

Los Encinos State Historic Park

16756 Moorpark St, Encino 91436

818-784-4849

California State Historic Park

Lummis Home: El Alisal

200 East Ave 43, LA 90031

(323) 222-0546

House museum run by the Historical Society of Southern California

Malibu Lagoon State Beach Adamson House

23200 Pacific Coast Hwy (PO Box 291), Malibu 90265

(310) 880-0350

California State Beach and house museum

Manhattan Beach Historical Society

1601 Manhattan Beach Blvd, PO Box 3355, Manhattan Beach 90266

(310) 374-7575

Historical society

Mar Vista Historical Society

See website for when & where meetings are held

(310) 391-3030

Historical society

Monrovia Historical Society

215 E Lime Ave, Monrovia 91016

(626) 358-0803

Historical society

Monrovia Old House Preservation Group

PO Box 734, Monrovia 91017

(626) 358-7822

Preservation advocacy organization

Montebello Historical Society

PO Box 2404, Montebello 90640

(323) 887-4592

Historical society

Monterey Park Historical Society

781 S Orange Ave, Monterey Park 91754

(626) 307-1267

Historical society and local museum

Mount Lowe Preservation Society

PO Box 431, San Gabriel 91778-0431

(626) 319-7224

Historic preservation organization

Occidental College History Society

1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles 90041

N/A

Historical society

Orange Empire Railway Museum

2201 South A St, Perris CA 92572

(951) 943-3020

History museum

Pacific Palisades Historical Society

PO Box 1299, LA 90272

(310) 454-5037

Historical society

Pasadena Heritage & Historical Society

651 S Saint John Ave, Pasadena 91105

(626) 441-6333

Historic preservation organization

Pasadena Museum of History

470 W Walnut St, Pasadena 91103

(626) 577-1660

Historical society and house museum

Pico Rivera History & Heritage Society Museum

9122 Washington Blvd, Pico Rivera 90660

(562) 949-7100

Historical society and museum

Pio Pico State Historic Park

6003 Pioneer Park, Whittier 90606

(562) 695-1217

California State Historic park

Historical Society of Pomona Valley

585 East Holt Ave, Pomona 91767

(909) 623-2198

Historical society and house museum

Pomona Heritage

PO Box 2813, Pomona 91769

(866) 833-4086

Historic preservation organization

Queen Mary Foundation

N/A

N/A

Historic preservation organization

Ramona Museum of California History

339 S Mission Ave, San Gabriel 91776

(626) 288-2026

Historical society and museum

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Site and Gardens

6400 Bixby Hill Rd, Long Beach 90815

(562) 431-3541

House museum and gardens

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site

4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach 90807

(562) 424-9423

House museum

Redondo Beach Historical Society

PO Box 978, Redondo Beach 90277

(310) 372-0197

Historical society

Saint Francis Historical Society

The Archival Center, 15151 San Fernando Mission, Mission Hills 91345

(818) 365-1501

Historical society

Salvation Army Museum of the West

30840 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Pales Verdes 90274

(310) 544-6406

Archives and/or manuscript repository and house museum

San Fernando Mission and Historical Museum/Archival Center

15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd, Mission Hills 91345

(818) 361-0186 or 365-1501 (museum)

Archives and/or manuscript repository and a mission complex and museum

San Fernando Valley Historical Society

10940 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills 91346

(818) 365-7810

Historical society and house museum

San Gabriel Historical Society

546 W Broadway, San Gabriel 91776

(626) 308-3223

Historical society

San Gabriel Mission Museum

427 S Junipero Serra Dr, San Gabriel 91776

(626) 457-3048

Archives and/or manuscript repository and Spanish mission museum

San Marino Historical Society

PO Box 80222, San Marino 91118-8222

(626) 304-9375

Historical society and house museum

Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society

PO Box 221925, Newhall 91322

(661) 254-1275

Historical society and historical park

Santa Fe Springs Historical Committee

11710 Telegraph Rd, Santa Fe Springs 90670

N/A

Historical society

Santa Monica Historical Society and Museum

1539 Euclid St, Santa Monica 90408

(310) 395-2290

Archives and/or manuscript repository, historical society, and museum

Sierra Madre Historical Society

PO Box 202, Sierra Madre 91025

(626) 355-8129

Historical society

Society of Architectural Historians, Southern California Chapter

PO Box 56478 Sherman Oaks 91413

(800) 972-4722
(California only)

Specialized historical society

South El Monte (see La Historia Society)

 

 

 

South Pasadena Museum (Meridian Iron WorksBuilding)

913 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena 91030

(626) 799-5230

History Museum

Historical Society of Southern California

200 East Ave 43, LA 90031

(213) 222-0546

Historical society and operates a house museum

Southern California Historical Aviation Foundation

Western Museum of Flight, 3315 Airport Dr, Mailbox #6, Torrance  90505

(310) 326-9544

Historical society and aviation museum

Sunland/Tujunga Little Landers Historical Society

10110 Commerce Ave, Tujunga 91042

(818) 352-3420

Historical society and house museum

Temple City Historical Society

PO Box 1379, Temple City 91780

(626) 279-1784

Historical society

Topanga Historical Society

PO Box 1214, Topanga 90290

(310) 455-1969

Historical society

Torrance Historical Society & Museum

1345 Post Ave, Torrance 90501

(310) 328-5392

Historical society and museum

Valley College Historical Museum

5800 Fulton Ave, Van Nuys 91401

(818) 781-1200, ext 373

Museum

Venice Historical Society

PO Box 12844, Venice 90295

(310) 967-5170

Historical society

Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park

1765 E 107th St, LA

(213) 847-4646

California State Historic Park with outdoor sculpture

Wells Fargo History Museum

333 S Grand Ave, LA 90071

(213) 253-7166

Corporate history museum

West Adams Heritage Association

2263 S Harvard Blvd, LA 90018

(323) 735-9242

Preservation society

West Covina Historical Society

336 S Glendora Ave, West Covina 91790

(626) 919-2580

Historical society

West Valley Museum

Woodland Hills Branch Library, 22200 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills 91364

(818) 992-6814

Museum

Westchester/Playa del Rey Historical Society

c/o Von der Ahe Library, Loyola Marymount Univ.,  LA 90045

N/A

Historical society

Western Hotel Museum

557 Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster 93534

(661) 723-6250

Historical society and museum

Western States Folklore Society

PO Box 3557, Long Beach 90803-0557

N/A

Statewide society

Westwood Holmby Historical Society

10956 Weyburn Ave, Ste 200A
LA 90024

(310) 208-4652

Historical society

Whittier Historical Society

6755 Newlin Ave, Whittier 90601

(562) 945-3871

Archives and/or manuscript repository, historical society and house museum

Will Rogers State Historic Park

14253 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades 90272

(310) 454-8212

California State Historic Park

William S. Hart County Park and Museum

24151 San Fernando Rd, Newhall 91321

(661) 254-4584

Historic park

Wilmington Historical Society

PO Box 1435, Wilmington 90748

(310) 835-8239

Historical society

Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society

137 N Larchmont Blvd, #135, LA 90004

(213) 243-8182

Historical society

Workman & Temple Family Homestead Museum

15415 E Don Julian Rd, City of Industry 91745

(626) 968-8492

Historic park and house museum

N/A information not available
Source:
The California Historical Society & Almanac research

 

 

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