About Us

Learn more about the Laguna Woods History Center from the Board of Trustees and volunteers who were featured in the January 2019 Laguna Woods Stories for Village TV. The following people were interviewed by host Tom Nash from the Video Club of Laguna Woods in the following order:

  • Dean Dixon, Chief Executive Officer
  • Gail Dixon, Chief Archive Officer
  • Catherine Brians, Chief Communications Officer

The Laguna Woods History Center (renamed from Historical Society of Laguna Woods in 2015) is a California domestic nonprofit corporation founded in 1977 as the  Leisure World Historical Society of Laguna Hills to be the official repository for community archives.  The organization’s ongoing commitments include collecting, conserving and conveying the local history of Laguna Woods Village, the City of Laguna Woods, and surrounding environs in Orange County.  LWHC is a purpose-designed building completed in 1997 from restrictive donations and is separate from yet adjacent to the Library across the parking lot from Clubhouse One.  LWHC receives no portion of homeowners’ fees so operation depends entirely on donations from concerned citizens and Contributing Partners.  As a public archive, LWHC truly is “Your Place in Local History.”

“LWHC” refers to Laguna Woods History Center in this website’s content.

For Information on the LWHC’s Board of Trustees.

View Governance Documents.

Open for Visitors:

Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm or by appointment. Closed Saturday, Closed Sunday,
Closed holidays.
Telephone: (949) 206-0150
Physical Address: Next to the Village Library

24266 Calle Aragon
Laguna Woods, CA

Mailing Address: 
Laguna Woods History Center
P.O. Box 2220
Laguna Hills, CA 92654

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History Center entrance with Diorama of Laguna Woods and Laguna Woods Village