Hawthorne Historical Society

Mission Statement: Hawthorne Historical Society, founded in 2011, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire
and empower people to make Hawthorne’s richly diverse past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.

About Hawthorne

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present, by providing exhibits, materials, local history speaker events, walking guided tours for area school classes, historical reference books and photographs, personal histories (oral and written) and our annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner where notable people and organizations are recognized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.

Who We Are
Hawthorne Historical Society, founded in 2011, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and empower people to make Hawthorne’s richly diverse past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.

Donations

The Hawthorne Historical Society is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are funded through memberships, direct cash donations, events, and sponsorships.

Members

Membership is not required to access our website or physical museum. We do offer paid membership to support our organization and offer exclusive content and your name is acknowledged on our website with consent.

Merchandise

In both the online store and at the Museum, we have limited supplies of hard copy high school yearbooks, electronic copies of yearbooks, digital vintage photographs and historical documents.

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.

Membership Benefits

Membership Annual Plans

Events
03 July
Upcoming Event

Board Game Nights

14100 Prairie Avenue, Hawthorne, CA 90250
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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.

Want To Get In Touch?

We do offer paid membership to support our organization and offer exclusive content and your name is acknowledged on our website with consent.

Museum Hours:

Tuesday and Saturday
11AM – 2PM (Except Holidays)

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1262, Hawthorne,
CA, 90251