Historical Societies, Museums & Archives
Los Angeles County

Period reenactors of the 1847 Battle of Rio San Gabriel at the Juan Sanchez Adobe, Montebello. Los Angeles Almanac photo.

Organization Address Telephone Type of Organization
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) 296-6983 Historic preservation organization
Altadena Historical Society 730 E Altadena Dr, Altadena 91001 (626) 797-8016 Historical society
Antelope Valley Indian Museum 15702 East Ave M, Lancaster 93535 (661) 946-3055 Historical park
Arcadia Historical Society PO Box 661332, Arcadia 91066 (626) 446-8512 Historical society
Autry Museum of the American West 4700 Zoo Dr (Griffith Park), LA 90027 (323) 667-2000 Archives and/or manuscript repository and a western history and culture museum
Azusa Historical Society PO Box 972, LA 90078 626-334-1382 Historical society & museum
Baldwin Park Historical Society 14403 E Pacific Ave, Ste B, Baldwin Park 91706 (626) 214-1620 Archives and/or manuscript repository, historical society, and house museum
Banning Museum 401 East M St, Wilmington 90744 (562) 548-7777 House museum
Bellflower Heritage Society 16601 Civic Center Dr, Bellflower, 90706 (562) 866-6609 Historical society
Beverly Hills Historical Society 444 N Rexford Dr, Beverly Hills 90210 --- Historical society
Brentwood Historical Society 11820 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles 90049 --- Historical society
Burbank Historical Society 114 N Lomita St, Burbank 91506 (818) 841-6333 Historical society and house museum
Calabasas-Las Virgenes Historical Society PO Box 8067, Calabasas 91372 --- Archives and/or manuscript repository and historical society
California Heritage Museum 2612 Main St, Santa Monica 90405 (310) 392-8537 House museum
Campo de Cahuenga PO Box 956, North Hollywood 91603-0956 --- House museum
Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society 7248 Owensmouth Ave, Canoga Park 91303 (818) 346-5252 Historical society & museum
Casa Adobe de San Rafael 1330 Dorothy Dr, Glendale 91202 --- House museum
Catalina Island Museum Society 217 Metropole Ave, PO Box 366, Avalon 90704 (310) 510-2414 Historical society and local history
Historical Society of Centinela Valley 7634 Midfield Ave, LA 90045 (310) 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 411 Bernard St, LA 90012 (323) 222-0856 Archives and/or manuscript repository and historical society
Claremont Heritage 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
Historical Society of Crescenta Valley --- 818-248-1707 Historical society
Culver City Historical Society 4117 Overland Ave, Culver City 90231-3428 (310) 253-6941 Historical society & archives
Downey Historical Society & 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 1052 Banning Blvd, Wilmington 90744 (310) 548-7509 Historical park
Duarte Historical Society & Museum 777 Encanto Parkway, PO Box 263, Duarte 91009 (626) 357-9419 Historical society & house museum
Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society 2225 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock 90041 (323) 257-1357 Historical society
Echo Park Historical Society PO Box 261022, Echo Park 90026 (323) 860-8874 Historical society
El Molino Viejo Museum (Old Mill Foundation) 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 Monument 125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA 90012 (213) 485-6855 Historical monument & park
El Rancho San Antonio Historical Society 7535 Perry Rd, Bell Gardens 90201 (562) 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 --- Historical society
Fort MacArthur Museum Association 3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro 90731 (310) 548-2631 Military 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
Hollywood Bowl Museum 2301 N Highland Ave, LA 90078 (323) 850-2058 Archival and/or manuscript repository and historic site museum
Hollywood Heritage 2100 N Highland Ave, Hollywood 90068 (323) 874-4005 Archives and/or manuscript repository and historical park
Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Ave, 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 National Museum 3727 W 6th St, Ste 519, 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 16021 E Gale Ave, La Puente 91744 (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 Rd, Santa Monica 90402
--- Historical society
La Verne Historical Society PO Box 7761, La Verne 91750 --- Historical society
Leonis Adobe & Plummer House Museum 23537 Calabasas Rd, Calabasas 91302 (818) 222-6511 House museum
Lomita Historical Society PO Box 549, Lomita 90717 (310) 539-0733 Historical society
Historical Society of Long Beach 4260 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach 90807 (562) 424-2220 Archives and/or manuscript repository and historical society
Los Angeles City Historical Society PO Box 862311, LA 90086-2311 --- Historical society
Los Angeles Conservancy 523 W Sixth St, Ste 826, 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 & botanic garden
Los Angeles Fire Department Historical Society 1355 N Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood 90028 (323) 464-2727 Historical society & museum
Los Angeles Maritime Museum Berth 84 at Foot of 6th St, San Pedro 90731 (310) 548-7618 Municipal maritime museum
Los Angeles Police Historical Society Museum 6045 York Blvd, LA 90042 (323) 344-9445 Historical society & Museum
Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation 825 Colorado Blvd, Ste 242, LA 90041 (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 (213) 485-4833 House museum
Malibu Lagoon State Beach Adamson House 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu 90265 (310) 456-8432 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 --- --- Historical society
Marina del Rey Historical Society 13737 Fiji Way, Ste C-3, Marina del Rey 90292 (424) 391-6976 Historical society
Monrovia Historical Museum PO Box 2359, Monrovia 91017 (626) 357-9537 Museum
Monrovia Historic Preservation Group PO Box 734, Monrovia 91017 (626) 599-8187 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 --- Historic preservation organization
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Blvd, LA 90007 (213) 763-3466 History and science museum
Pacific Palisades Historical Society PO Box 1299, LA 90272 --- Historical society
Pasadena Heritage 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
Pomona Heritage PO Box 2813, Pomona 91769 --- Historic preservation organization
Historical Society of Pomona Valley 585 E Holt Ave, Pomona 91767 (909) 623-2198 Historical society and house museum
Queen Mary Heritage Foundation 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach 90802 (877) 847-2132 Historic preservation organization
Ramona Museum of California History 339 S Mission Ave, San Gabriel 91776 (626) 289-0034 Historical society and museum
Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch and Gardens 6400 E 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) 206-2040 House museum
Redondo Beach Historical Society PO Box 978, Redondo Beach 90277 (310) 465-7149 Historical society
Salvation Army Museum of the West 30840 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Pales Verdes 90274 (310) 544-6475 Archives and/or manuscript repository and house museum
San Dimas Historical Society 121 N San Dimas Ave, 2nd Flr, PO Box 871, San Dimas 91773 (909) 592-1190 Historical society
San Fernando Mission & Archival Center 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd, Mission Hills 91345 (818) 361-0186 (museum) or 365-1501 (archival center) Mission complex & museum and archives with manuscript repository
San Fernando Valley Historical Society 10940 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills 91346 (818) 365-7810 Historical society and house museum
San Gabriel Historical Association 546 W Broadway, San Gabriel 91776 (626) 308-3223 Historical society
San Gabriel Mission Museum 428 S. Mission 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
San Pedro Bay Historical Society PO Box 1568, San Pedro 90733-1568 (310) 548-3208 Historical society
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 --- Historical society
Santa Monica History Museum 1350 7th St, Santa Monica 90401 (310) 395-2290 Archives and/or manuscript repository, historical society, and museum
Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society PO Box 202, Sierra Madre 91025 (626) 836-6709 Historical society
Society of Architectural Historians, Southern California Chapter PO Box 56478 Sherman Oaks 91413 (800) 972-4722 Specialized historical society
South El Monte (see La Historia Society)
South Pasadena Preservation Foundation & Historical Museum 913 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena 91030 (626) 799-9089 History Museum
Historical Society of Southern California PO Box 50019, Long Beach 90815 (323) 222-0546 Historical society
Southern California Historical Aviation Foundation Western Museum of Flight, 3315 Airport Dr, Red Baron #3, Torrance 90505 (310) 326-9544 Historical society and aviation museum
Sunland, Tujunga and Little Landers Historical Society 10110 Commerce Ave, PO Box 203, Tujunga 91042 (818) 352-3420 Historical society and house museum
Historical Society of Temple City 5954 Kauffman Ave, Temple City 91780 (626) 451-0833 Historical society
Topanga Historical Society PO Box 1214, Topanga 90290 --- Historical society & archive
Torrance Historical Society & Museum 1345 Post Ave, Torrance 90501 (310) 328-5392 Historical society and museum
Valley College Historical Museum Library & Academic Resource Center
5800 Fulton Ave, Van Nuys 91401
(818) 947-2373 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 90002 (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) 909-9242 Preservation society
Historical Society of West Covina 336 S Glendora Ave, West Covina 91790 (626) 919-2580 Historical society
Westchester/Playa del Rey Historical Society --- --- Historical society
Western Hotel Museum 557 Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster 93534 (661) 723-6250 Historical society & museum
Westwood Holmby Historical Society 10956 Weyburn Ave, 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 Park & Museum 24151 Newhall Ave, Newhall 91321 (661) 254-4584 Historic park
Wilmington Historical Society 309 W Opp St, Wilmington 90744 (310) 835-8239 Historical society
Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society 137 N Larchmont Blvd, #135, LA 90004 --- Historical society
Workman & Temple Family Homestead Museum 15415 E Don Julian Rd, City of Industry 91745 (626) 968-8492 Historic park and house museum

Also see Associated Historical Societies of Los Angeles County