This year the group has expanded activities, collaborated with the San Dimas Historical Society, gained visibility through active “Get on the Bus” and home tours, and participated in the La Verne Fourth of July parade.
  The Society’s new motto is “Preserving Old La Verne’s Environment: Making History for the Future.” Started as an organization to preserve fast-vanishing aspects of La Verne’s ‘orange grove’ days, the La Verne Historical Society continues to build our community through educational programs, tours, and lectures. 


About Us

Discover the La Verne Historical Society

2015 - 2017 Board Members:

Sally L. Cardenas

Sina Furutan, Student Representative

Brenda Gonzalez, Membership Coordinator

Marlin Heckman, Member-At-Large

Ben Jenkins, Local/Oral History & Archives

Bill Lemon, Website Administrator

Marv Weston, Publicity


Sherry Best, President

Bill Lemon, Vice President

Donna Dye, Secretary

Clark Palmer, Treasurer

Bill Lemon, Family & Local History Researcher

The Historical Society of La Verne, also known as the La Verne Historical Society, was founded in 1969 and incorporated in 1973.  The Society's goals are “to encourage and promote the history and culture of La Verne and surrounding environs; to collect, classify, and disseminate historical information, data, and facts; (and) to locate, mark, and preserve historical places and structures worthy of recognition and perpetuation.”  From 1984, a group of dedicated volunteers produced a newsletter for the LVHS, carried out a program to mark historical residences with bronze plaques, and assisted La Verne’s elementary teachers in a “Hands-On History” program.