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The Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society actively collects and preserves local history materials, and makes that history available to the public through our museums, informational events and publications.

Be sure to return to our "Events" page often for scheduled
SMHPS community events.

Since its founding in 1931, the Sierra Madre Historical Preservation Society has been a dynamic force in the community.

Tour our site to read all about our current programs, projects, publications
and events. On the Historic Properties page, you can read the histories of
many of the fascinating old buildings – homes, churches and businesses – that grace our streets and make Sierra Madre so charming.  
Click here to read the history of our Society.

Our famous wistaria vine 
Planted in 1894, it was declared the world’s largest blooming plant by 
Guinness World Records in 1990, when it was estimated to weigh 250 tons