La Historia Society Museum

La Historia Society Museum La Historia Historical Society Museum is a 501C3 non profit organization established in 1998 by residents of the El Monte community. The museum’s objective is to preserve the history of the community’s neighboring barrios dating back to the early 1900’s.

It has achieved other accomplishments. For example, there are fundraising events throughout the year to continue operations of the organization; also food and toy give-aways are provided for the families in need during the holidays. The museum has also partnered with the educational system by providing documentation of early California history and is used as a resource center for graduates and undergraduates from California State University, Los Angeles.

Operating as usual

Thank you Lizbeth and Bernadette from UCLA  for helping in the preservation of La Historia’s history.
11/01/2021

Thank you Lizbeth and Bernadette from UCLA for helping in the preservation of La Historia’s history.

Thank you Lizbeth and Bernadette from UCLA for helping in the preservation of La Historia’s history.

We send our sincere condolences to the family of Albert Gonzales Jr. Alicia Trujillo you and your brother’s support of L...
10/25/2021

We send our sincere condolences to the family of Albert Gonzales Jr.

Alicia Trujillo you and your brother’s support of La Historia has left a lasting legacy. Thank you and May he Rest In Peace.🙏

Albert Gonzales Jr (9/10/1954 - 10/12/2021) was born to Rachel and Albert (Jaso) Gonzales. Albert grew up in LA Mirada and resided in LA Habra and is survived by his wife Mary and daughters Valerie (husband Oscar), Melinda (husband Jonathan), Christina and Serina (husband Julio).
Albert was active in his community as a softball umpire and enthusiast. More recently, Albert joined the Dukes Car Club and held the office of President for several years of the San Gabriel Valley chapter. Being involved with the Dukes, he was involved with several community outreach programs including co-sponsoring the scholarship dinner/dance for 2 years with with La Historia Museum, toy drives to help those less fortunate, feeding the homeless on skid row, and feeding homeless vets just to name a few.
Services for Albert will be held on November 2 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Mortuary & Cemetery in Rowland Heights. Mass on November 3 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in La Habra. Burial to follow mass.

Thank you for the visit today. Your stories are our history.
10/24/2021

Thank you for the visit today. Your stories are our history.

Thank you for the visit today. Your stories are our history.

Thank you Raquel for your help in organizing La Historia’s participation in Día de los Muertos.  Thank you for bringing ...
10/24/2021

Thank you Raquel for your help in organizing La Historia’s participation in Día de los Muertos. Thank you for bringing the bomb beautiful vehicles and people who drive them.🙏

10/23/2021

Día de los Muertos in El Monte.

10/23/2021

Dïa de los muertos @ the Valley Mall

Día de los Muertos in the Valley Mall
10/23/2021

Día de los Muertos in the Valley Mall

Saturday 11-6
10/20/2021

Saturday 11-6

Saturday 11-6

Thank you Prof. Romeo Guzmán for bringing your graduate students from Claremont College to La Historia. We appreciate th...
09/24/2021

Thank you Prof. Romeo Guzmán for bringing your graduate students from Claremont College to La Historia. We appreciate the visit.

Come down and support La Historia museum. Tshirt sales go towards the museum and scholarships. Today until 3:00 pm
09/18/2021

Come down and support La Historia museum. Tshirt sales go towards the museum and scholarships.
Today until 3:00 pm

Come down and support La Historia museum. Tshirt sales go towards the museum and scholarships.
Today until 3:00 pm

September 18, 9:00 am-3:00 pmSponsored by DEMBA and the City of El Monte. See flyer for more details
08/23/2021

September 18, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Sponsored by DEMBA and the City of El Monte. See flyer for more details

September 18, 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Sponsored by DEMBA and the City of El Monte. See flyer for more details

Look at the sky! According to the Farmer’s Almanac, August is good time to see the Perseid Meteor Shower.
08/11/2021

Look at the sky! According to the Farmer’s Almanac, August is good time to see the Perseid Meteor Shower.

08/11/2021
We send our sincere condolences to the family of Manuel Acero. His support and legacy shared with La Historia will be mi...
07/20/2021

We send our sincere condolences to the family of Manuel Acero. His support and legacy shared with La Historia will be missed.
La Misión

Born July 12, 1928
Passed July 7, 2021

May he Rest In Peace.🕊

Today!
07/17/2021

Today!

Today!

We are saddened with news of Ernest Ravago’s passing. He always brought laughter to the members of La Historia. As a fou...
07/15/2021

We are saddened with news of Ernest Ravago’s passing. He always brought laughter to the members of La Historia. As a founding member of the museum, his contribution and support has left a great legacy for the museum. We send our condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace.

May 5, 1930 - Jun 26, 2021

We are saddened with news of Ernest Ravago’s passing. He always brought laughter to the members of La Historia. As a founding member of the museum, his contribution and support has left a great legacy for the museum. We send our condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace.

May 5, 1930 - Jun 26, 2021

Happy 4th of July!
07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

June 15th cruise night.
06/10/2021

June 15th cruise night.

June 15th cruise night.

La Historia Society Museum wants to send our gratitude and condolences to all the families and friends who have lost lov...
05/31/2021

La Historia Society Museum wants to send our gratitude and condolences to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones during the battles of war. May the military men and women Rest In Peace. May their memories live on in our hearts and minds.
Lupe Torres, Alejandro “Hondo”Robledo, Ben Castaneda, Ray Faustino Chávez, Frank Alonzo, Sgt. Armando Ruiz, Ysabel “Mac” Ortiz, Gilbert Aguilar, Joseph Anthony Zuniga and Isidro B. Jimenez

La Historia Society Museum wants to send our gratitude and condolences to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones during the battles of war. May the military men and women Rest In Peace. May their memories live on in our hearts and minds.
Lupe Torres, Alejandro “Hondo”Robledo, Ben Castaneda, Ray Faustino Chávez, Frank Alonzo, Sgt. Armando Ruiz, Ysabel “Mac” Ortiz, Gilbert Aguilar, Joseph Anthony Zuniga and Isidro B. Jimenez

05/09/2021

Happy Mother’s Day!!

The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund will be disseminating $4.7 million in financial relief through the new Keep Our S...
04/19/2021

The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund will be disseminating $4.7 million in financial relief through the new Keep Our Shops on the Block Grant, a $10,000 grant for small brick-and-mortar businesses in the personal care and retail sectors.

The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund will be disseminating $4.7 million in financial relief through the new Keep Our Shops on the Block Grant, a $10,000 grant for small brick-and-mortar businesses in the personal care and retail sectors.

May your Easter basket be filled with peace, joy and love. Happy Easter from La Historia Museum.
04/04/2021

May your Easter basket be filled with peace, joy and love.
Happy Easter from La Historia Museum.

May your Easter basket be filled with peace, joy and love.
Happy Easter from La Historia Museum.

Thank you to our volunteers who made these Easter Meals on Wheels cards for El Monte and South El Monte seniors.🐰🐣✝️
03/30/2021

Thank you to our volunteers who made these Easter Meals on Wheels cards for El Monte and South El Monte seniors.🐰🐣✝️

Robert John Bautista “Bob” passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Bob or as many of his Hicks Camp friends called h...
03/19/2021

Robert John Bautista “Bob” passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

Bob or as many of his Hicks Camp friends called him, “Vavie,” was a proud original member of
La Historia Historical Society Museum and served as Vice President. After completing photography
school, Bob took on the sole responsibility of digitally restoring, enhancing, and re-printing many
of the photos that hang on the museum walls today.

Bob found great joy in being with his family, talking with old friends, sharing stories of his adventures
growing up in Hicks Camp, photography, gardening and especially music. He played the trombone and
served as President of the Rosemead High School and Montebello Police marching bands.

Robert is survived and will be greatly missed by his adoring wife of 58 years, Irene, and his children
Roberta Bautista Armijo, Robert Adrian Bautista, Frances Irene McKiernan, son-in-law Paul McKiernan,
grandchildren Robert John Bautista, Diego Campos and Angelina Campos, and siblings Joe Bautista Jr.
and Jessie Martinez.

We are saddened with news of Billy Aguirre’s passing. May he Rest In Peace. He always brought a smile to the members of ...
03/17/2021

We are saddened with news of Billy Aguirre’s passing. May he Rest In Peace. He always brought a smile to the members of La Historia. His support has helped continue the legacy of the barrios. We send our condolences to his family.

We offer our condolences to the family of Jesse Larriva. May his soul Rest In Peace. He brought his laughter and support...
03/16/2021

We offer our condolences to the family of Jesse Larriva. May his soul Rest In Peace. He brought his laughter and support to La Historia on many occasions.

We offer our condolences to the family of Jesse Larriva. May his soul Rest In Peace. He brought his laughter and support to La Historia on many occasions.

Thank you to our creative volunteers for Meals on Wheels El Monte/South El Monte ...the seniors enjoy receiving these ha...
02/09/2021

Thank you to our creative volunteers for Meals on Wheels El Monte/South El Monte ...the seniors enjoy receiving these handmade cards.❤️💕💗💖💞💓❣️💝💘💌

Thank you to our creative volunteers for Meals on Wheels El Monte/South El Monte ...the seniors enjoy receiving these handmade cards.❤️💕💗💖💞💓❣️💝💘💌

It is with great sadness we offer our condolences to the Salas family on the loss of Virgie and Ernie Salas.Ernie Salas ...
01/21/2021

It is with great sadness we offer our condolences to the Salas family on the loss of Virgie and Ernie Salas.
Ernie Salas was the Chief of the Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians, Kizh Nation.
Chief Salas was a great contributor and supporter of La Historia. May they both Rest In Peace.

It is with great sadness we offer our condolences to the Salas family on the loss of Virgie and Ernie Salas.
Ernie Salas was the Chief of the Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians, Kizh Nation.
Chief Salas was a great contributor and supporter of La Historia. May they both Rest In Peace.

01/04/2021
Merry Christmas to you and your families. We hope your holiday season is blessed. Thank you for supporting La Historia S...
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas to you and your families. We hope your holiday season is blessed. Thank you for supporting La Historia Society Museum.
-art By Miguel Brown

Merry Christmas to you and your families. We hope your holiday season is blessed. Thank you for supporting La Historia Society Museum.
-art By Miguel Brown

12/15/2020
Santa's route @6 tonight.
12/10/2020

Santa's route @6 tonight.

Santa's route @6 tonight.

Santa Claus is coming to town!
12/10/2020

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Thank you to the El Monte City facilities/maintenance crews for setting up these safety night lights. Thank you Javi, Je...
12/05/2020

Thank you to the El Monte City facilities/maintenance crews for setting up these safety night lights. Thank you Javi, Jerry, Eric and crew.

Address

3240 Tyler Ave
El Monte, CA
91731

General information

Business Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm-3:00pm Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm Officers: President- Ernest Gutierrez Vice President- Rosa Peña Secretary- Olga Gutierrez Corresponding Secretary- Dolores Gonzalez Haro Treasurer- Dr. Ben Campos Sergeant At Arms- Vernon Wikstrom Historian- Teresa Gutierrez Spiritual Leader- Ernie P. Salas

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 12pm
Thursday 12pm - 2pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm

Telephone

(626) 279-1954

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FREE Household Hazardous Waste Roundup for South El Monte, 9/18. Just want to let La Historia Society and its members, contacts, and community know about the free Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Collection Event for South El Monte area residents on Saturday, September 18, at the City of South El Monte Community Center Parking Lot, 1415 Santa Anita Avenue, in South El Monte from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safely dispose of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste, e-waste, and more. It's a free and easy way to safely dispose of items that are too toxic to trash. For more information, go to: https://www.lacsd.org/services/solidwaste/hhw_e_waste/cityofsouthelmonte_.asp Or, contact Los Angeles County Public Works at (888) CLEAN LA or www.CleanLA.com or Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts at (800) 238-0173 or www.lacsd.org/hhw. Thank you very much for your time, interest, and attention.
FREE Household Hazardous Waste Roundup for El Monte, 3/20. Just want to let La Historia Society and its members, contacts, and community know about the free Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Recycling Collection Event for El Monte area residents on Saturday, March 20, at San Gabriel Valley Airport, 4233 North Santa Anita Avenue, in El Monte from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safely dispose of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste, e-waste, and more. It's a free and easy way to safely dispose of items that are too toxic to trash. For more information, go to: https://www.lacsd.org/services/solidwaste/hhw_e_waste/cityofelmonte.asp Or, contact Los Angeles County Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or www.CleanLA.com, or Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0173 or www.lacsd.org/hhw. Thank you very much for your time, interest, and attention.
In honor of my father, Vidal “Billy”Aguirre, I would like to notify La Historia of his passing. He will be missed greatly by family and friends and his legacy will carry-on through his descendants. My father was truly a legend from El Monte. My dad is deeply missed and loved.
Is there an email for the archives?
Just checking on when you will open again to the public?
Does anyone have any photos of the train that used to be at Legg Lake. Please post so other generations can see.
Dear La Historia, sharing link to book event. Thank you so much for all your work. We hope you like it. Keep you the good work!
My Dads Family is part of that era or History I know some it from My Dad and Uncles The Ortiz and Hernandez Familia a lot of History
My Mom and Dad were from Hicks Camp! Always heard stories and seen old pictures.... good memories of Familia ❤️
Wow, I was amazed to see my relatives/ familia in pictures! Guess, that’s why I’ll always come back to El Monte!❤️😎
Making Easter cards on the beautiful Sunday with Elm Poetry!!
Hi, does this museum have any information about MacLaren Children's Center which was also in El Monte??