Los Angeles County Historical Society

Find Los Angeles County California historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.

Alhambra Historical Society 1550 Alhambra Road Alhambra CA 91801 626-300-8845

Altadena Historical Society 730 East Altadena Drive Altadena CA 91001 626-797-8016

Antelope Valley Historical Society 8367 Elizabeth Lake Road Palmdale CA 93551 661-270-9760

Arcadia California Historical Society 380 West Huntington Drive Arcadia CA 91007 626-446-8512

Baldwin Park Historical Society 4061 Sterling Way Baldwin Park CA 91706 626-338-7130

Bell Gardens El Rancho San Antonio Historical Society 7535 Perry Road Bell Gardens CA 90201 562-927-5451

Beverly Hills Historical Society 241 South Moreno Drive Beverly Hills CA 90212 310-246-1914

Burbank Historical Society 115 North Lomita Street Burbank CA 91506 818-841-6333

Canoga Owens Mouth Historical Society 7248 Owensmouth Avenue Los Angeles CA 91303 818-340-3696

Chatsworth Historical Society 10385 Shadow Oak Drive Los Angeles CA 91311 818-882-5614

Chinese Historical Society 411 Bernard Street Los Angeles CA 90012 323-222-0856

Covina Historical Society 125 East College Street Covina CA 91723 626-966-9871

Covina Valley Historical Society 300 North Valencia Place Covina CA 91723 626-332-9523

Culver City Historical Society 4117 Overland Avenue Culver CA 90230 310-253-6941

Downey Historical Society 12540 Rives Avenue Downey CA 90242 562-862-2777

Duarte Historical Society 777 Encanto Parkway Duarte CA 91010 626-357-9419

Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society 2225 Colorado Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90041 323-257-1357

El Monte Historical Society 3150 Tyler Avenue El Monte CA 91731 626-444-3813

Glendale Historical Society 1700 Colina Drive Glendale CA 91208 818-242-7447

Glendora Historical Society 314 North Glendora Avenue Glendora CA 91741 626-963-0419

About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.