Lafayette Historical Society

In November 2009, the Lafayette Historical Society proudly opened its doors in the Lafayette Library and Learning Center on Golden Gate Way. Based firmly in 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, the Center has a collection of artifacts, ranging from indigenous people's arrowheads to Elam Brown's (Founder of Lafayette) lantern to Old Betsy, a restored 1920s Model TT fire truck and many other items. Browse the archive of nearly 2,000 photographs; and peruse news clippings and historic documents including oral histories of long time Lafayette residents. The Center offers desk space for studying maps, documents and books of the local history library, and comfortable workstations 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. 

Visitors's hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Inquiries should be mailed to:
P.O. Box 133, Lafayette, CA, 94549.

Check out the website at: or telephone (925) 283-1848

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