SAVING HISTORY, TEACHING HISTORY
The West Antelope Valley Historical Society was formed in 1959 in Lake Hughes and incorporated in 1963 as a nonprofit corporation. Our purpose is to record, preserve and disseminate to the public the history of Antelope Valley. We do this through meetings, a monthly newsletter and other publications. Our top priority at present is to convert the 1915 Leona Valley Schoolhouse into a museum so that we can more effectively achieve our purpose. The Schoolhouse has been designated a California Point of Historical Interest. The Society is a non-profit Corporation with no paid employees. Money to operate the Society comes from membership fees, sales (books, caps, cups, T-shirts, stationery) and from tax deductible DONATIONS.
Join us on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 6 pm for our Old Time Deep Pit BBQ. It will take place at Heritage Park located at 8367 Elizabeth Lake Road, Leona Valley 93551. There will be fabulous deep pit BBQ beef and pork, with all the usual sides dishes and plenty of desserts.
There will be a live band, contests and an auction. We will have displays of Native American artifacts collected from our local area. We will also be celebrating our first European settlers with displays of their items. The 1915 Leona Valley Schoolhouse will be open for tours. All funds raised with go to the restoration of the Schoolhouse so that it can be used for school tours.
For tickets, see the Donate section below. The cost is $25 for adults, $5 for ages 5 - 17, and anyone under 5 is free.
Our monthly meetings are held on the first Monday of every month and usually feature speakers about subjects of local interest. They are held at the Leona Valley Community Building at 6 pm and start with a potluck dinner.
We are always looking for new speakers who can tell us about their experiences and memories of growing up in Antelope Valley. Use the Contact section below to let us know that your are interested in speaking at a meeting.
Our August 2, 2021 meeting will be held at the Lazy T Ranch at 6 pm with tours of all the antiques on the property. It is restricted to members and their guests, so this is a good time to become a member! See the Membership section below.
We are dedicated to preserving and teaching the history of West Antelope Valley. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.
There are so many ways to support our Society. Contact us to find out more about volunteer opportunities, fundraising events, and ways to get our message to your friends and family.
P. O. Box 1972, Lancaster, CA 93539
Join our Society and receive our monthly newsletter with notifications of our meetings and events.
Fill out the membership form and bring it to a meeting with your payment or mail it in.