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Adobe Museum

Museum Info

946 Adobe Ave
Montebello, CA  90640
(323) 887-4592



Saturdays, 12 pm to 4 pm

(Closed on Major Holidays)


Donations Accepted

Accessible to Persons with Disabilities

Looking For Volunteers

Do you like to tell stories?

Do you enjoy sharing the history of Montebello and the surrounding
cities with others?
If so, the Montebello Historical Society is a great place to volunteer!
The Sanchez Adobe, first built by Dona Maria Lobo in 1844 and representing one of the first
Mexican land grants given to a woman, is Montebello's oldest standing structure.
The museum features a timeline of local history, Sanchez family photos, and an upcoming 20th century room.
For additional information,

contact the
Montebello Historical Society

at 946 Adobe Ave, email
or call (323) 887-4592.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Where to find us...

Dear Visitors,
    Welcome to the Montebello Historical Society website.  We cordially invite everyone to visit the Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe, Historic Site and Museum, located on the site of the oldest residence in Montebello.  The Adobe was built in 1844 about one mile from the site of the first San Gabriel Mission and was part of the 2,363-acre Rancho La Merced.
    Although the Adobe is owned by the City of Montebello, the Montebello Historical Society manages it.  You will find that the area has a rich and varied history of Gabrieleno Indian, Spanish, Californio, and American Heritage.  Every year, the Montebello Historical Society sponsors programs that seek to connect the past with the present by offering programs that educate and enrich all audiences.
    We are making great progress in our plans to establish a 20th century collection to showcase even more of Montebello's memories from the 1900's.   This new collection includes highlights of Montebello's early beginnings when it was known as the City of Flowers because of its many nurseries.  We want this collection to highlight individual contributions as well as the City's oil-rich history through pictures and artifacts and we are very excited about our plans to build a replica of Newmark general store.  
    We are also working on new memorabilia for the Juan Sanchez room which showcases architecture of the mid-1800's with furnished rooms from the time period, Sanchez family artifacts, along with historical photos of the City.
    We are happy to announce a new demonstration garden in front of the adobe for drought resistance plants.  Group tours are available.  VIP group tours are available upon written request to:

Montebello Historical Society
PO Box 2404
Montebello, CA 90640

    Thank you for visiting our site.  We look forward to hearing from you.
         Montebello Historical Society

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