Montebello Historical Society

Montebello Historical Society The Montebello Historical Society records, promotes, and encourages the study and research of the history of the City of Montebello, California.

75 years ago today.
06/06/2019

75 years ago today.

Happy Monday everyone! We hope y’all have a great week. PSA: The Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Museum will be CLOSED this ...
05/20/2019

Happy Monday everyone! We hope y’all have a great week. PSA: The Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Museum will be CLOSED this Saturday, May 25, 2019. We hope to see you soon and that you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

⭐️Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE and support us on June 22, 2019 for our annual Wine & Cheese Fundraiser! ⭐️

Happy Mother's Day
05/12/2019

Happy Mother's Day

Beautiful weather today for Legacy Day at Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum.
05/12/2019

Beautiful weather today for Legacy Day at Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum.

NOTICE !!!The Sanchez Adobe will be closed this Saturday May 11, but come see our table at Legacy Day Dominguez Rancho A...
05/07/2019

NOTICE !!!
The Sanchez Adobe will be closed this Saturday May 11, but come see our table at Legacy Day Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum. Near the 91 & 710Fwy. From Noon to 4:00pm.

Montebello Historical Society
04/30/2019

Montebello Historical Society

Had a great time at the San Gabriel mission today. Nice cool weather and lots of inquiring minds about the 1776 Anza exp...
04/28/2019

Had a great time at the San Gabriel mission today. Nice cool weather and lots of inquiring minds about the 1776 Anza expedition and the mission.

NOTICE !!!The Sanchez Adobe will be closed this Saturday April 27, but come see our booth at Anza Days at Mission San Ga...
04/23/2019

NOTICE !!!
The Sanchez Adobe will be closed this Saturday April 27, but come see our booth at Anza Days at Mission San Gabriel. Starts at 9:00am.

The Sanchez Family welcomes you!.Let's make a toast to Montebello's oldest historical site with a glass of fine wine, ch...
04/13/2019

The Sanchez Family welcomes you!
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Let's make a toast to Montebello's oldest historical site with a glass of fine wine, cheese, fruit, local art, music, and history! Permanent and new exhibits will be open for viewing.
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Admission:
$20.00 for the general public
$15.00 for M.H.S. Members
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Ask us about being a Montebello Historical Society (M.H.S.) member at the event!
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#California #History #Adobe #Fundraiser #WineAndCheese #Art #HistoricalCostumes #HistoricalFashion #ArtAuction #Music #Community #Montebello #Festivities #Fun #Networking

ATTENTION !!!  The Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Museum be close on Saturday April 20th for Easter weekend.
04/13/2019

ATTENTION !!! The Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Museum be close on Saturday April 20th for Easter weekend.

Montebello Yesterday & Today: The Montebello Motel 1930s
04/04/2019

Montebello Yesterday & Today: The Montebello Motel 1930s

Montebello: Yesterday & Today. 1935, 5th St. & Whittier Blvd.
03/28/2019

Montebello: Yesterday & Today. 1935, 5th St. & Whittier Blvd.

Montebello yesterday and today. 1930s-40s The Californian Hotel.
03/21/2019

Montebello yesterday and today. 1930s-40s The Californian Hotel.

Happy St. Patrick's Day !
03/17/2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day !

Montebello Yesterday & Today.1935 Whittier Blvd. looking towards 5th Street.#MontebelloHistory
03/15/2019

Montebello Yesterday & Today.
1935 Whittier Blvd. looking towards 5th Street.
#MontebelloHistory

Montebello Yesterday & Today. S. 7th St and W. Los Angeles Ave.
03/08/2019

Montebello Yesterday & Today.
S. 7th St and W. Los Angeles Ave.

Montebello Yesterday & Today. Whittier Blvd and Montebello Blvd.
02/25/2019

Montebello Yesterday & Today. Whittier Blvd and Montebello Blvd.

Montebello Yesterday & Today. Whittier Blvd and California Ave.
02/17/2019

Montebello Yesterday & Today. Whittier Blvd and California Ave.

2006 photo of the old Taylor Ranch house, use to be at Avenue de La Merced and Montebello Blvd. The original five room w...
02/17/2019

2006 photo of the old Taylor Ranch house, use to be at Avenue de La Merced and Montebello Blvd. The original five room with one-bedroom house was built in 1885 by Albert and Mabel Taylor. The Taylors left the ranch in 1909, they leased the land to an oil company. Four wells were eventually drilled on the acreage. Various caretakers looked after the buildings, last three additions added in 1928. Sadly was demolished in 2008.

Our new 250th Anniversary Portola exhibit. The first European land expedition in California. The Native population help ...
02/13/2019

Our new 250th Anniversary Portola exhibit. The first European land expedition in California. The Native population help the first group of Spanish explorers find water in San Diego. Traveling over the Hacienda Heights from La Habra they followed the base hills through La Puente and discover the San Gabriel River (now Rio Hondo) just north of Montebello. But on the way back after they discover the San Francisco Bay, they decided to follow the San Gabriel river south. So they pass by Montebello and then followed the base of the Whittier Hills (Whittier Blvd) back to the trail at La Habra.

Come check out our new exhibit. The 250th anniversary of the Portola expedition.
02/01/2019

Come check out our new exhibit. The 250th anniversary of the Portola expedition.

We go way back Lions Club of Montebello, back to when the Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe went by a different name!#HistoryMat...
01/20/2019

We go way back Lions Club of Montebello, back to when the Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe went by a different name!

#HistoryMatters
Follow us on Instagram @JMSanchez_Adobe

ATTENTION !!! WE HAVE NEW HOURS12:00PM-3:00PM SATURDAYS
01/14/2019

ATTENTION !!!
WE HAVE NEW HOURS
12:00PM-3:00PM SATURDAYS

WOW Thank you to Robin Wiltz for her donation of three Montebello Police patches today.
01/13/2019

WOW Thank you to Robin Wiltz for her donation of three Montebello Police patches today.

The largest land battle fought right here in Montebello! Thank you to all the people from the past; for your stories, ex...
01/10/2019

The largest land battle fought right here in Montebello! Thank you to all the people from the past; for your stories, expertise, and enthusiasm! Shout out to The Royal French Privateers of Clan Darksail™ for your incredible demonstrations on weaponry!

01/07/2019
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Great big thank you to the Montebello Historical Society volunteers, Gloria's Grilled Hot Dogs, Montebello Parks & Recreation, Montebello Lion's Club, Soldados y Californios de So Cal, U.S. Marine Detachment Brooklyn Navy Yard, RFP Clan DarkSail, Don Coates-San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association, Yesteryear Dancers, Brian Chavez-Drum Barracks Civil War Museum, Brioche Pastries, SpecailBooks.com, Luke Bramon, Clay & Cathy Gorbet, Karen Frey, Julia Bogany-Tongva Tribe and Byron Jackson for supporting our 2019 Battle of Rio San Gabriel event.

01/06/2019
My Montebello

My Montebello

Yesterday Jan 5th was the Battle of Rio San Gabriel Reenactment at the Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe. This battle which took place along the riverbed here was pivotal to the United States taking Los Angeles and ultimately California during the Mexican/American war. Re-enactors showed off their amazing period costumes and weapons as both Californios and Kearneys Dragoons intermingled in peace in between battles. Black powder filled the air as the flint lock guns and cannons spewed their firey sounds. A big thank you to the RFP Clan Darksail for bringing their arsenal of historical firepower. Hope to see yall next year!!

Join us for our annual recreation of the #BattleofRioSanGabriel!.January 5, 2019 11AM - 4PM.At the Juan Matias SanchezAd...
01/05/2019

Join us for our annual recreation
of the #BattleofRioSanGabriel!
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January 5, 2019 11AM - 4PM
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At the Juan Matias Sanchez
Adobe Museum & Historic Site
946 Adobe Avenue,
Montebello CA 90640
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The largest land #battle in #LosAngeles - fought RIGHT HERE in #Montebello!
Come see uniformed American & Californio reenactors portray the thrilling military events leading up to California statehood! Experience the smell of the black powder from the musket firing demonstrations! Visit rare living history exhibits staffed with knowledgeable enthusiasts! Have children learn quaint arts & crafts of a bygone time! Enjoy live authentic period music and 19th c. fandango dancing, and try out easy old-fashioned steps during the audience participation sets for all ages! Talk with General Kearny and Kit Carson. There will be hot food and beverages available for purchase
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Carpooling strongly recommended,
this will be a well attended event!
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THE EVENT IS FREE!
Rain does not cancel @ Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe

Join us for our annual recreation of the #BattleofRioSanGabriel this Saturday!.January 5, 2019 11AM - 4PM.At the Juan Ma...
01/04/2019

Join us for our annual recreation
of the #BattleofRioSanGabriel this Saturday!
.
January 5, 2019 11AM - 4PM
.
At the Juan Matias Sanchez
Adobe Museum & Historic Site
946 Adobe Avenue,
Montebello CA 90640
.
The largest land #battle in #LosAngeles - fought RIGHT HERE in #Montebello!
Come see uniformed American & Californio reenactors portray the thrilling military events leading up to California statehood! Experience the smell of the black powder from the musket firing demonstrations! Visit rare living history exhibits staffed with knowledgeable enthusiasts! Have children learn quaint arts & crafts of a bygone time! Enjoy live authentic period music and 19th c. fandango dancing, and try out easy old-fashioned steps during the audience participation sets for all ages! Talk with General Kearny and Kit Carson. There will be hot food and beverages available for purchase
.
Carpooling strongly recommended,
this will be a well attended event!
.
THE EVENT IS FREE!
Rain does not cancel @ Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !
12/25/2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

NOTICE !!! We'll be closed on Saturday December 22 and Saturday December 29 for the holidays.
12/18/2018

NOTICE !!! We'll be closed on Saturday December 22 and Saturday December 29 for the holidays.

Event Program!
12/10/2018

Event Program!

We're deeply saddened to hear about the passing of one of our members, Juanita Lopez last Saturday. Our sincere condolen...
12/07/2018

We're deeply saddened to hear about the passing of one of our members, Juanita Lopez last Saturday. Our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Today the Montebello Historical Society participated  in the Remembrance of The Battle of San Pasqual December 6, 1846 (...
12/03/2018

Today the Montebello Historical Society participated in the Remembrance of The Battle of San Pasqual December 6, 1846 (part of the Mexican American War 1846-1848) in Escondido, CA. Great turnout and nice weather. Please remember our own event (The Batttle of Rio San Gabriel, January 1847) at the Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe scheduled for January 5, 2019. Details will be posted later this week. Thank you.

DONE SO ! Our new Kit Carson exhibit. Come learn about America's most famous frontiersman. He was a mountain man, wilder...
12/02/2018

DONE SO !
Our new Kit Carson exhibit. Come learn about America's most famous frontiersman. He was a mountain man, wilderness guide, transcontinental courier, Indian agent, and U.S. Army officer. Carson became a frontier legend in his own lifetime and he was only 5' 5 1/2" tall.

Howdy everyone,we are having our December 1st, 2018 Montebello Historical Society Board / General Membership Christmas M...
11/26/2018

Howdy everyone,

we are having our December 1st, 2018 Montebello Historical Society Board / General Membership Christmas Meeting at the Coffee Shop at the Montebello Golf Course located at 901 Via San Clemente Montebello, CA 90640. Starts at 11:00am, bring your own cash. We might get some rain in the morning. See you Saturday.

Done so.
Jon Reed

NOTICE !!! The Sanchez Adobe will be closed on Saturday November 24. The Montebello Historical Society wants to wish eve...
11/21/2018

NOTICE !!! The Sanchez Adobe will be closed on Saturday November 24. The Montebello Historical Society wants to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Montebello Historical Society at Montebello's Park Veterans day celebration.
11/11/2018

Montebello Historical Society at Montebello's Park Veterans day celebration.

Big thank you to our volunteers who passed out candy Halloween night.
11/03/2018

Big thank you to our volunteers who passed out candy Halloween night.

Visit us on All Hallow’s Eve... it’s when the ghost come out to play... Pick up some candy and maybe you’ll get to...
10/22/2018

Visit us on All Hallow’s Eve... it’s when the ghost come out to play... Pick up some candy and maybe you’ll get to see our infamous ghosts watching over the Adobe...
#MontebelloHistoricalSociety
#AllHallowsEve #Halloween #AdobeMuseum #Historic #Montebello #LosAngeles #Ghosts #HauntedPlaces

Happy Columbus Day !
10/08/2018

Happy Columbus Day !

Montebello's Greenwood School April 1935
10/06/2018

Montebello's Greenwood School April 1935

The Montebello Historical Society wants to thank ALL of you that attended and supported our Oktoberfest fundraiser at th...
10/04/2018

The Montebello Historical Society wants to thank ALL of you that attended and supported our Oktoberfest fundraiser at the Adobe last Saturday. We hope all of you had a great time. As mentioned in an earlier post, the Adobe will be closed this Saturday because we are attending a historical reenactment at Rancho Dominguez. However, on October 13, 2018 at the Adobe, we will be providing a short lecture/talk on our Zoot Suit Exhibition. Please come by from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00p.m. Thank you.

NOTICE !!!!!!The Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Museum will be CLOSED this Saturday October 6. But come join us at the Battle...
10/02/2018

NOTICE !!!!!!
The Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Museum will be CLOSED this Saturday October 6.
But come join us at the Battle of Dominguez Hill Reenactment at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Compton, California. Event is Saturday Oct. 6 & Sunday Oct. 7 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with two battle reenactments each day and living history demonstrations.

Second Annual Fundraiser Oktoberfest at the Adobe - featuring our ZOOT SUIT Exhibition Opening! Thank you community for ...
09/30/2018

Second Annual Fundraiser Oktoberfest at the Adobe - featuring our ZOOT SUIT Exhibition Opening! Thank you community for your support and the Angry Horse Brewery for your refreshing donation!

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946 N Adobe Ave
Montebello, CA
90640

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Open to the Public.

Opening Hours

Saturday 12:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(323) 887-4592

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