Historical Societies, Museums & Archives
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) --- --- ---
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 Works Building) 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