(The following is from a press release)
The Calabasas Historical Society (CHS) announced that Las Virgenes will be added to the name of the Calabasas Historical Society for the official name of the organization to become Calabasas–Las Virgenes Historical Society, Inc. (CLVHS)
“The primary purpose of our organization is to promote and preserve the historical interest of Calabasas and surrounding environs,” said Boardmember Judy Jordan. “Many people active in the organization, including those honored by our living history award, have lived in West Hills, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Woodland Hills. Adding Las Virgenes better describes the historical organization’s mission to preserve the history of the entire area.”
Two governmental entities, the Las Virgenes Unified School and the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District continue to use the name that has served the citizens of the area for decades.
The new name also celebrates the new partnership that the historical society is forming with Agoura Hills. The city possesses the archive of the Las Virgenes Historical Society. Cim Castellon, historian for the city of Agoura Hills, will serve as Vice President of Membership. Her mother was a charter member of CHS when it formed in 1979. Castellon will expand the organization’s membership campaign to appeal to history lovers throughout the area with excursions, events, lectures, literature and other membership benefits.
“It is exciting to know that sister cities will collaborate in their shared mission to promote historical preservation,” Castellon said. “This merge will allow for dedicated community outreach and expansion. These efforts would not be possible without the support of members and volunteers.”
Since incorporation on July 3, 1979, the Calabasas Historical Society has been dedicated to promoting and preserving the historical interest of Calabasas and surroundings. To join the organization, email [email protected] or visit http://calabasashistoricalsociety.org/Join.html.