The Chatsworth Historical Society (CHS) is located on the Homestead
Acre, 10385 Shadow Oak Drive,
in Chatsworth Park South at the west end of Devonshire Street in the
beautiful San Fernando Valley.
The Homestead Acre, which is Los Angeles Cultural Historical Monument
No. 133, is owned by the Los
Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks with the Chatsworth
Historical Society acting as conservator of the property.
The Chatsworth Historical Society upholds a four point mission in addition to the commemoration of historical dates and events:
1) To preserve and mark historic sites and landmarks of the Chatsworth area;
2) To be an agency for the collection of photographs, artifacts, and archaeological items that represent the history of Chatsworth;
3) To preserve and maintain the Homestead Acre, the name given to the 1.3 acre compound in Chatsworth Park South that contains the Hill-Palmer Cottage and the Chatsworth Museum;
4) To make use of its resources to educate its members and the general public concerning its heritage through publications, displays, digital archives, programs, tours, films, seminars, and educational activities within the public and private schools.
The Chatsworth Historical Society was founded in 1963 to save and move the historic 1903 Pioneer Church that was slated for demolition. In 1978 the Society became the conservator of the 1.3 acre parcel known as the Homestead Acre.
Hours of Service
The Homestead Acre, which houses the Chatsworth Historical Society,
the Chatsworth Museum, the Frank H. Schepler, Jr. Memorial Library, and
the Hill-Palmer Homestead Cottage, is open to the public from 1 to 4 P.M.
on the first Sunday of every month for tours. Closed Holiday Weekends contact us for more information.
School tours and Special tours of at
least 10 or more people can be arranged by telephoning the CHS at (818)
882-5614 or firstname.lastname@example.org