The Arcadia Historical Society, founded in 1952, was created for the purpose of collecting and preserving artifacts and materials reflecting the rich heritage of Arcadia, California. The Society and its auxiliary group, the Friends of the Society, stage events, programs and exhibitions, occasionally in cooperation with the The Gilb Museum of Arcadia Heritage.
The Society holds four general membership meetings each year; in November, January, March, and May. A program of historical interest is the highlight of these meetings. At the Annual Meeting, members in good standing are eligible to vote for the Board of Directors.
Members receive Caminos (a quarterly newsletter) invitations to Museum exhibitions, receptions, and Arcadia Historical Society program. Between newsletters, look for news, announcements, and reflections, or share your thoughts and information of historical interest on our blog.
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Lucky now stands tall in the Arcadia City Rose Garden!
Accolades for the Society
This Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Judy Chu was presented to the Arcadia Historical Society at the Baldwin statue and “History Lives Here” Marker dedication held on Tuesday, April 16. The new Marker, adjacent to the Lucky Baldwin statue, is the tenth in a series of Markers that populate many historic sites within the City of Arcadia’s boundaries and is an informative and fitting tribute to Arcadia’s founder, Elias J. (Lucky) Baldwin. The Baldwin Marker was produced by Arcadia Historical Society Board member Sandy Snider who, along with Marker Committee Chairman Scott Hettrick, is responsible for seeking out historical places of interest for past and future installation of signage relating to Arcadia’s rich and storied history.
AHS Board Members in Our Community!
Congratulations to our Board members, Carol Libby and Sandy Snider on their wonderful exhibition at the library. For full coverage, check out this article on Board member Scott Hettrick’s Arcadia’s Best site!
“Chronicles of Arcadia” Unveiled in Author’s Back Yard
It was a warm afternoon in Carol Libby’s resplendent backyard, but that didn’t stop an enthusiastic crowd of sixty plus Arcadia history buffs who turned out last Sunday, August 12 to pick up a copy of Libby’s latest book, “Chronicles of Arcadia”. Th “Chronicles of Arcadia” is a compilation of pictures, anecdotal stories, and historical fact documenting the early influences of the Baldwin era from Arcadia’s infancy to contemporary times.
In addition to noteworthy contributions from various community individuals, the “Chronicles of Arcadia” includes a collection of articles gleaned from the files of the Arcadia historical Society and past issues of its newsletter, the “Caminos”. Guests at this gala affair were treated to hors d oeurves, cool drinks, and a light buffet of beef dip sandwiches and cold salads. This interesting collection of articles and memories will be a great addition to your library or coffee table and make a perfect gift for the upcoming holidays.
Copies can be purchased for $20.00 plus $5.00 postage on our Gift Shop page: Purchase Chronicles of Arcadia »
To purchase by check or money order, send to: P.O. Box 661332, Arcadia, CA 91066-1332 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org