The Anaheim Historical Society is currently in it's 40th year. Our commitment to preserving and protecting our city's history for future generations, as well as celebrating it's people and memories continues to thrive. Founded in 1976 by two inspired neighbors, Andrew Deneau and Diann Marsh, our current organization holds multiple free events throughout the year and sponsors local history projects.
The AHS was incorporated in May 1978 as a California non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of local history and fostering community pride through the knowledge of those that came before.
Two of Anaheim's significant historical buildings were nominated by AHS to the National Register of Historic Places. Anaheim's first skyscraper, the 1925 Samuel Kraemer Building and the Anaheim Public Library building, a gift from Andrew Carnegie in 1908. On June 7,2014 the City of Anaheim was honored by adding its third National Register of Historic places by receiving a plague and the honor for the Mother Colony House build in 1857 and the Woelke-Stoeffel House build in 1894. Today over 4,000 third grade students tour both facilities annually as part of the study of Anaheim's local history program.
The Society has published several books and has hosted occasional Historic Home Tours to showcase Anaheim's existing architectural treasures. Special events spotlighting a variety of local historical subjects are planned each year.
We hope you become a member of the Anaheim Historical Society and show your commitment to preserving our city's very unique history, the people, events, architecture and works of art that define our past, and continue to shape our future.