Learn the History of the Community

Laguna Woods

The Laguna Woods History Center (formerly Historical Society of Laguna Woods) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “preserving today for tomorrow.” Our purpose is to collect, conserve and convey information, documentation and artifacts related to the history of Laguna Woods as a public service, in perpetuity. Eligible clubs are able to store club materials in the History Center’s climate-controlled archival space.

This website is intended to serve as your gateway to the community’s rich past and dynamic present. It is Your Place in Local History!

About Us

This website is intended to serve as your gateway to the community’s rich past and dynamic present. 

It is Your Place in Local History!

Visit Us

Open for Visitors:
Monday – Friday 10:00 – 1:00

Archives

We serve as your gateway to the community’s rich past and dynamic present.

Community History

Oral Histories with community leaders

Veterans History

This Collection is part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Laguna Woods

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Travel back in time via this tour of the Laguna Woods History Center with the Chicago Club Travel Show as broadcast on Village TV. Learn more about the Laguna Woods History Center from the Board of Trustees and volunteers who were featured in the film.

Visit Us

Laguna Woods History Center

24266 Calle Aragon (next to the Laguna Woods Library)
Laguna Woods, CA
Telephone: (949) 206-0150

Our office and archives are located next to the Laguna Woods Village Library near Clubhouse One. If you are a visitor to our community, please call ahead to schedule an appointment and Gate One access.Our office and archives are located next to the Laguna Woods Village Library near Clubhouse One. If you are a visitor to our community, please call ahead to schedule an appointment and Gate One access.

LWHC-Board-of-Trustees

Trustees Dorthy Pacella, Trish Cassidy, Catherine Brians, Joan Milliman, Burt Baum and Mary Stone; volunteer Kathy Schill; Trustees Gail Dixon and Dean Dixon; not pictured: Susan McKeague

Our 501c3

The Laguna Woods History Center is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees. Explore the local history links for other research and cultural centers. Our office and archives are located next to the Laguna Woods Village Library near Clubhouse One. If you are a visitor to our community, please call ahead to schedule an appointment and Gate One access.

Board of Trustees

All-Volunteers

Digital Archive

Explore our online collection

Archive

We store Village club ephemera and Laguna Woods history

Research

Learn your local history from our written histories and videos

News

Partnered community functions

SUMMERS & SUMMERS CPA

 

RICKY FRENCH COMPUTER SERVICE

News

Bunkhouse BBQ

President of Moulton Museum and CEO of Moulton Company, Jared Mathis, left, is joined by Aliso Viejo Mayor Pro Tem, Ross Chun, center, and Council

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