Calabasas Historical Society 

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Since incorporation on July 3, 1979, the Calabasas Historical Society has been dedicated to promoting and preserving the historical interest of Calabasas and its surrounding environs through education, programs and the exchange of ideas and information with other organizations.

The Society maintains the Calabasas Historical Society Collection containing important photographs, books, artifacts and documents from two former archives: The Kathleen Beachy Memorial Library and the Ruth Loring Collection of Southern California History at the Calabasas Library. 

The Society also honors citizens who have contributed to the history of Calabasas with a Living History Award and encourages the continuing research of the areas history through a Essay Award.

Calabasas Historical Society
P.O. Box 8067
Calabasas, CA 91372


Art Deco Zig Zag Moderne Fountain can still be seen on Blackbird Way and marks a preserved Native American trail.

Recent Calabasas Historical Society Annual Essay Contest

First Prize - Chelsea Skrabak, Calabasas High School (11th grade) for essay -
Calabasas: The Influence of Women Figures

Second Prize - Sarah Brown, Calabasas High School (12th grade) for essay:
Calabasas Dynamic and Colorful Beginnings   (Sarah won first prize last year)

Third Prize - Trevor Wong, Agoura High School (9th grade) for essay -
Clarence Pierce: The Man Behind the Vision of Pierce College

CHS is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 - $500 award is Sarah Brown,
a junior at Calabasas High School, for her essay entitled: “History and Culture of the
Southern California Chumash”. 

We also awarded Honorable Mention for three additional submissions: “The Cultural
Diversity Between Multiple Tribes in Southern California,” by Alexi Chacon, a freshman
at Sierra Canyon School; “Historical Awakening in Calabasas” by Ali Asghar, a junior
at Calabasas High School; and “A Beautiful Home,” by Lucky Ding, a senior at Agoura
High School.


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