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Since 1976, the Los Angeles City Historical Society has worked to disseminate knowledge of the rich and diverse multicultural history of the city of Los Angeles. We are also the official Friends of the Los Angeles City Archives. Learn more about us by reading our history.



COMING SOON: Sunday, June 3, 2016 at 2 pm - Please join us for the 3rd lecture in our 2016 Marie Northrop Series. L.A. City Archivist Michael Holland will present "This is Los Angeles" -- a collection of archival films from various city departments. LA Central Library at 630 W. 5th St. Cost: Free. Underground parking: After 1 pm, parking is $1 with LAPL card. Please see our blog.



New Photo Database - Check out our new photo database on our Publications page under the Projects tab, curated by LACHS member and newsletter editor Anna Sklar, with the financial support of the John Randolph Haynes Foundation.