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Contribute Archival Materials
Our Photographic Collections were established by the founders, families, friends, and community members from the larger El Monte area. As long as the museum is open, your materials will be cared for by LHHSM members. Your contribution will be used to provide scholarships for researchers and students, and used to tell the stories of El Monte's history.We also welcome donations of yearbooks!
Instructions for Contributing
To donate your materials, please fill out our online form. After you complete the form, we will review your submission and contact you with additional steps.
The form will ask you:
The type of document (print, print and negatives, newspaper, etc...)
Whether you can identify any persons in the photo
A caption for the photo
Approximate location (optional)
How you came into possession of the photo
Photographer (if known)
Attribution (whether you'd like to be anonymous)
Your contact information
Permission for Distribution (whether La Historia can share these photos on the Internet or social media)
If you have any questions with the donation process, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your donations greatly help us to continue to preserve the stories of Mexican Americans in El Monte. We appreciate any amount you are willing to give.
Donations can be made online or by check payable to "La Historia Historical Society Museum," and should include the memo "one-time donation" in the note.
Upon receipt, a staff member will sign the receipt and send a thank-you message on behalf of the 501(c)(3) organization.
Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. By volunteering with us, you'll have the opportunity to make a lasting impact preserving El Monte's history.
For individuals above the age of 18, the general interest volunteer form is accepted all year-round and can be submitted online. After completing the form, expect to hear back from us in 2-5 business days.
If you are a student under the age of 18, please download, fill out, and return the Student Volunteer Form (below) and drop it off during open hours. This form requires a guardian's signature.
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See your impact!
Your donations and contributions fuels La Historia's growth, exhibitions, and events, enriching the cultural experience and history of Mexican Americans in El Monte and South El Monte. Explore the impact your generosity makes on our vibrant community!