Arts, Culture, and Humanities

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

  • Long Beach, CA
  • thehssc.org

Mission Statement

The Historical Society of Southern California is committed to preserving, interpreting and promoting the diverse history of southern California and the West.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Southern California Quarterly
Service Areas

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California

Southern California

ruling year

1948

Principal Officer since 2015

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Dr. Amy Essington

Keywords

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Education, history

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Also Known As

HSSC

EIN

95-6006121

 Number

4768270853

Physical Address

PO Box 50019

Long Beach, CA 90815

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Keeping History Alive, focus is on providing support for K-12 history education through 1) small direct grants to teachers for the purchase of materials that enhance history education; 2) curriculum compatible field trips to the home of Charles Fletcher Lummis, our official headquarters. Southern California Quarterly, our journal used primarily by scholars, but sent to each member of HSSC, is the official record of the history of southern California. Haynes Grants - in partnership with the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes foundation, provides grants to scholars working on research projects related to the history of southern California. Book publishing - HSSC publishes titles on local history. Currently we have over 30 titles available for purchase. Awards - Annually we award prizes for outstanding scholarship, teaching, and community service. Lectures and tours - among our most popular events are lectures on and tours of significant historical sites across southern California.

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Program 2

Southern California Quarterly

The Southern California Quarterly, the flagship publication of the Historical Society of Southern California, has been the premier vehicle for historical studies and scholarship about Southern California since the Society's first annual publication in 1884 and it continues in that role today.

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Service Areas

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California

Southern California

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The Historical Society of Southern
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HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Principal Officer

Dr. Amy Essington

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Kenneth Marcus

University of La Verne

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