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Mission & History

Preserving Our History

AHS worked with the community to mark Mrs. Clark’s grave at Mountain View Cemetery.

One of the oldest volunteer groups in the community, Altadena Historical Society (AHS) was founded in 1935. We gather, preserve, and share print and digital information about the people, places, and events that have shaped the Altadena community.

The Historical Society’s collections are archived in 800 square feet at the Altadena Community Center and include a vast array of unique historical material. Volunteers run AHS for the benefit of current and future members, residents, scholars, educators, students, writers, and journalists who want to learn more about Altadena’s past.

Your AHS membership dues and donations allow AHS to continue—and expand—our work in the form of quarterly lectures, collection archives, exhibits, research, publishing, community outreach, and more.

Board of Directors

President: Jane Brackman
Vice President: Jean Phillips
Secretary: Deirdre Del Re
Treasurer: Peggy Blue
Minna Adams
Paul Ayers
Marlane Forsberg
Timothy Gregory
Kathy Hoskins
Veronica Jones
Eric Mulfinger
Sandra Thomas
Daria Topousis


Ruth Dawson
Laurie Kinsinger
Mary Landau
Paula Wegner
Pam Wright
Dina Zanrosso