Chinese Historical Society

The Chinese Historical Society is located at 415 Bernard Street in Los Angeles, California. The society began when an organization meeting was held on the first of November in 1975 by Paul De Falla, William Mason and Paul Louie. The Chinatown Heritage and Visitors Center of the Historical Society is open to the public.

The goal of the Society is unite people that share a mutual interest in the historical roles and history of the Chinese Americans and Chinese people located in Southern California. The facility aims to promote the cultures heritage while increasing the knowledge, preserving the history and pursuing it in an effort to increase the appreciation of the multi-cultural influences in the area.

The Chinese Historical Society of Southern California has library collections, archives, field trips, monthly meetings and oral history projects. The organization also provides publications and scholarships. Among the Society's projects are the Chinese Americans in World War II and the nineteenth Century Chinese Memorial Shrine Preservation Project. There are Chinese Americans that have made contributions of significance to the community of Los Angeles.

The society is an extension of the Chinese Historical Society of America. Those interesting in obtaining additional information should contact the Society directly.

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