On July 14, 2021, the Alhambra City Council announced that the city is no longer able to run the Alhambra Historical Society Museum, and it will soon be closed.
By Brandon Tran
The City Council formed a subcommittee consisting of Mayor Katherine Lee and Councilmember Jeffrey Maloney to search for and review non-profits to take over the museum and handle the objects.
Some Councilmembers expressed interest in having a local group take on the task, but this arrangement has yet to be confirmed. Neither Mayor Lee nor Councilmember Maloney have responded to emails sent by ColoradoBoulevard.net.
Alhambra Historical Society
In 1966 the Alhambra Historical Society Inc was established to encourage and promote the research and study of history and its relationship to the population and the development of Alhambra and the surrounding San Gabriel Valley. It was established as an archival and educational organization to collect, classify and disseminate historical data and facts.
The collection of artifacts is housed in the eleven-room museum (located at 1550 W Alhambra Road, corner of Alhambra Road & Bushnell Avenue). The collection, includes many series of documents: Alhambra Polk city directories from 1905 to 1964, telephone directories from 1882 to 2011, and Alhambra High School yearbooks from 1912 to the present.*
*Adapted from the museum’s web page
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