Current Exhibit

Our Community Cares: A History of La Habra’s Non-Profits opens on October 1, 2016. The service clubs and non-profits featured in this exhibit include the Lions Club, Woman’s Club, Kiwanis, HBIC, the Gary Center, and St. Jude Medical Center. These organizations have played a critical role in the development of the community by supporting youth services, schools, health initiatives and even the construction of buildings. The exhibit Our Community Cares will be up until September 2017. During this time, visitors can learn about La Habra’s non-profits through displays of historic photos, news articles, items, and documents.

Past Exhibits

Opened September 2013 ,a  display of La Habra businesses established 1960 and earlier “Old Businesses of La Habra” Go back in time when you view memorabilia from Don Steves Chevrolet, Burch Ford, Central Drugs, Hallmark Carpet and Drapery, Villeli Enterprises, Trappers Inn, El Cholo, La Habra Music Center and much more including the exhibit centerpiece featuring The La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce which by the way celebrates its first 100 years of supporting La Habra business this very year. web image OBL exhibit


Small Town, Abundant Talent

Opened Saturday, September 20, 2014
A showcase of past and present talents that have lived in La Habra. Featured artist Jo Walin Lawlor owner of Jo’s Dance Studio from 1952-1970. Besides dancers, the exhibit  featured authors, ceramists, painters, woodworkers among other talents.


“It Started in a Barn”

Opened Saturday August 8, 2015. The exhibit covers the history of La Habra’s schools from 1895 until the present. The exhibit highlights key moments in La Habra’s history such as the first school session in the Austin barn and the formation of the La Habra City School District in 1896, and the formation of the Lowell Joint School district in 1906. Currently the exhibit features a variety of school memorabilia including books, programs, and cheer uniforms. Also on display is a collection of class photos from the 1920s-1970s and a selection of yearbooks from Washington School, La Habra High School, Sonora High School and Fullerton Union High School. We are still taking loans or donations for this exhibit. The exhibit will be up for one year and we plan to add to the exhibit and change out items. In particular any items or information about Sonora High School or the Lowell Joint School District would be greatly appreciated.

school 1

school 2

school 3