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La Puente Valley Historical Society

La Puente Valley Historical Society


The La Puente Valley Historical Society was founded in October, 1960, and incorporated in 1966.

SOCIETY MEETINGS

Regular meetings are held at the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum, 15415 E. Don Julian Road, City of Industry, CA 91745, on the fourth Monday of each month at 8:00 P.M.- this does change. Contact the society for information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PUBLICATIONS OF THE SOCIETY

  • The Bridge - newsletter
  • La Puente KALEIDSCOPE - Part I and Part II - "A collection of little bits and pieces ... that reflect the colorful history of La Puente ... told (mostly) in the words of the people who lived it."
  • John A. Rowland Home - booklet giving details of the Rowland family and the home.
  • Footsteps to the Past - true stories of persons, places and events of the San Gabriel Valley In days gone by.

SCOPE

  • On November 4, 1969, the Society signed a 25-year lease (with option for 25 more years) on the Rowland Home and the Dibble Museum which had been willed to the Hudson School District by John Rowland's granddaughter, Lilian Hudson Dibble.
  • The society began restoring the Rowland Home, cook house, and museum with support and help from many community organizations. A Docent Group was trained to give tours of the home and museum. The home is currently being restored.
  • In addition to the Rowland Home, the society maintains a Heritage Room in the La Puente City Hall, 15900 East Main Street.

SPECIAL PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

  • The first barbecue was held on the grounds of the Rowland Home in October, 1960, beginning a tradition which the Society has carried on each year since that time.
  • Beginning in 1969, the Society has entered prize-winning booths at the Los Angeles County Pair. Themes have included the Rowland and Workman Homes, The Grape Industry, General Store, Blacksmith Shop, Quilting Bee, and The Arrival of the Rowland-Workman Party in 1841.
  • As a United States Bicentennial project, members and friends of the Society appliqued a quilt depicting historical events of the La Puente area. The quilt is permanently displayed in the Bank of American Lobby at 15625 Stafford, City of Industry (just east of Hacienda Boulevard).

MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to anyone who is Interested in the purpose and activities of the Society.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

La Puente Valley Historical Society P.O. Box 522, La Puente, CA 91744

Enclosed is my check for $ _______ . ____
to cover _____ yearly membership(s)

at $5.00 each. Mail membership
card(s) to:

Name:

Address:

Telephone

La Puente Valley Historical Society Inc.

P.O. Box 522
La Puente, California 91747
(323) 336-7644
Serving The Community Since 1959
Official Website: Website

Rancho La Puente
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The Rowland Home
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Heritage Room
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Dibble Museum
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Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum
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