Historical Societies in Pomona, California

Find Pomona, 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.

There are 4 Historical Societies in Pomona, California, serving a population of 152,366 people in an area of 23 square miles. There is 1 Historical Society per 38,091 people, and 1 Historical Society per 5 square miles.

In California, Pomona is ranked 109th of 1798 cities in Historical Societies per capita, and 58th in Historical Societies per square mile.


Pomona California Historical Society 1569 North Park Avenue Pomona, CA

Pomona Historical Society 491 East Arrow Highway Pomona, CA

Pomona Valley Historical Society 585 East Holt Avenue Pomona, CA

Railway Locomotive Historical Society 1101 West McKinley Avenue Pomona, CA

About Pomona Historical Societies

Pomona Historical Societies are local organizations and history museums dedicated to studying, preserving, and fostering an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on the local community's history in Pomona, CA. Historical Societies in Pomona encourage and engage in the collection and preservation of historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories. Many Historical Societies conduct research about local businesses and families, which they make accessible and available as public records and exhibits.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Pomona Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Pomona historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Pomona, California
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Pomona Public Records

Historical Societies are a great source of Pomona public records, historical and genealogy research information. Historical records may be available upon request from the Pomona organizations, museums, exhibits and exhibitions, and from Los Angeles County historical archives.

Local Pomona History

California Historical Societies specialize in a single aspect of local history. Pomona Historical Centers may highlight a local institution, such as an university, church, or business. Alternatively, their focus may be on a particular group, such as an ethnicity, profession, or religious group. Some Historical Societies work to preserve Pomona historic buildings and properties, ensuring that neighborhoods maintain the historic character that helps define the community. These efforts often involve close work with local Pomona and California state government agencies, to list buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, create historic districts, and ensure that historic preservation ordinances and guidelines are established and enforced.

Volunteering for Pomona Historical Societies

Many Historical Societies are staffed and organized by volunteers, who often become involved in order to preserve the legacy and heritage of their ancestors or to honor local heroes. Other Pomona Historical Societies are professional organizations that have paid staff. These organizations may run Pomona museums and educational programs, and a local California government or business entity may manage these Historical Societies. Many Historical Societies provide resources to help smaller organizations or individuals with research projects. In addition, they provide events for school-age children both in the schools and at their facilities.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Funding for Pomona Historical Societies can come from a combination of sources, including government support, universities, and businesses, as well as private donations, endowments, and grants. Historical Societies rely on fundraisers as a significant source of revenue. Fundraisers may include tours of CA historical buildings, sponsored talks and historic reenactments, and Pomona genealogy events.

Events & Exhibitions

Historical Societies have an online presence where they provide valuable information about sponsored Pomona events and programs. Historical Society websites commonly post historic photographs or articles on topics of local historic interest. Some provide online databases to help with Los Angeles County genealogy research, immigration activity, or census related data.