Hawthorne Historical Society
A nonprofit organization founded in 2011
Hawthorne is located in the very heart of the favored Southwest, being in the direct path of Los Angeles, towards the only natural deep-water seaport in Southern California.
We endeavor to bring you closer to the City of Hawthorne, past and present, by providing exhibits, materials, local history speaker events, walking guided tours for area school classes, historical reference books and photographs, personal histories (oral and written) and our annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner where notable people and organizations are recognized and honored.
The Hawthorne Land Company published and distributed thousands of circulars to entice people to purchase lots and or homes in the Hawthorne area. We welcome your input, comments, and contributions of photographs and memories to augment the collection.
Hawthorne Society Membership
We do offer paid membership to support our organization and offer exclusive content and your name is acknowledged on our website with consent.
Ways To Support Us !
Support for the organization comes to us in the form of memberships, cash donations, engraved nameplates on the perpetual memorial plaque displayed in the museum, online store items, major sponsorships, museum and community events, and with the deepest gratitude, the City of Hawthorne who provides the museum building and utilities.
Click below to begin your commitment to preserving and sharing the evolution of Hawthorne, CA from 1922 to the present.
P.O. Box 1262, Hawthorne, CA, 90251
14100 Prairie Avenue, Hawthorne CA 90250
Tuesday and Saturday 11am – 2pm