Welcome to the Historical Society of Long Beach

Out of an abundance of caution, the Historical Society of Long Beach is postponing several events and reducing public hours.

The Historical Society of Long Beach’s COVID-19 Precautions:

Historical Society of Long Beach’s Gallery and Research Center are closed to the public until social distancing guidelines change or are repealed. This includes research appointments.

 Events and meetings are postponed — The March 18th A Woman’s Place in the Spotlight, For Better or Worse, RDA Workshop March 26th, and Strategic Planning Session April 4th

 Orders for photograph reproductions and books will be done remotely as is possible. Please know that we depend on functioning photographic labs and mailing services. Contact: Biancam@hslb.org.

Healthy contractors are welcome to continue their work in person at the HSLB.

The situation will be re-evaluated in two weeks and adjustments will be made as needed. Be well and wash your hands.

Kindest Regards,

The Historical Society of Long Beach


We have served the city for over 50 years, collecting and preserving its rich history for current and future generations. We invite you to visit our gallery at 4260 Atlantic Avenue in the city’s Bixby Knolls neighborhood.

A Woman’s Place in The Spotlight

Be Part of Long Beach History

The Long Beach Suffrage Centennial Circle and the Historical Society of Long Beach seek YOUR recommendations for 100 Women who are feminists/womanists, who broke barriers, or who gave extraordinary service to the community. Please click here for more information.
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The Historical Society of Long Beach is proudly supported by:
Aquatic Capital of America Foundation
City of Long Beach
City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Long Beach Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Long Beach Councilmember Al Austin
Long Beach Developmental Services Department
Long Beach Navy Memorial Heritage Association
Long Beach Water Department

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Port of Long Beach

Ron & Marianne Gastelum
Water Replenishment District
Will J. Reid Foundation