Boyle HeightsHistorical Society


In early 2005, a group of dedicated community residents began meeting with experienced archivists and historians to organize events and raise awareness of the rich heritage of Boyle Heights. In 2006, an interim board of directors was formed. These volunteers have labored to create the foundation of an organization devoted to the history of Boyle Heights.

The new Boyle Heights Historical Society (BHHS) is a membership based non-profit organization whose mission is to engage the public’s interest to collect, preserve, appreciate and share knowledge relevant to the diverse social, ethnic, cultural, geographic and architectural heritage of Boyle Heights within its regional context.

The BHHS was incorporated by the state of California on 31 Aug, 2006. Bylaws were adopted by the board of directors on 15 Oct, 2006. IRS 501 (c)(3) status is pending. Committees are forming. Events and activities are in the planning stages. We would like to thank all those who have helped to make this organization a reality.

Join us for our Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are held at the Boyle Heights City Hall
2130 E. 1St. Street/Chicago

The 2nd Tuesday of every month, at 12:15pm

Boyle Heights Historical Society

Please enter at the rear where the parking lot is.

Additional parking is at the Benjamin Franklin Library across the street.