The Lafayette Historical Society
A 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization since 1973
“We believe in the power of history to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought and provide enjoyment. Through our collections and programs we strive to link Lafayette’s history to the lives of people.”
In November 2009, the Lafayette Historical Society proudly opened its doors in the Lafayette Library and Learning Center on Golden Gate Way. View our collection of artifacts, ranging from indigenous people’s arrowheads to Elam Brown’s lantern to Old Betsy, our restored 1920s Model TT fire truck and many other items. Browse our archive of nearly 2,000 photographs; and peruse news clippings and historic documents including oral histories of long time Lafayette residents. We offer desk space for studying maps, documents and books of our local history library, and comfortable workstations for laptop users, with power outlets and wireless connectivity.
Although LHS offers memberships, this is not a members only organization. Guests are welcome at many events, including lectures, outings to local historic sites and our annual Pot Luck dinner in the spring. We invite you to share your own stories, and come to us with your inquiries about the good old days in Lafayette.
Visitors’ hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.