Whether new or recurring, by being a member of the History Center of San Luis Obispo County, you are helping to support the only organization dedicated to preserving and promoting all of San Luis Obispo County history.
Our home base is at the renowned Carnegie Library Building in downtown SLO. Staff and volunteers diligently collect, analyze, and preserve historic photos, documents and artifacts, providing a foundation for exhibits and educational programs. With three exhibit spaces and a Book Shop, the History Center Museum is open to the public and also hosts our renowned quarterly Carnegie Lectures!
In 1953, Paul Dallidet deeded the Dallidet Adobe and Gardens to the San Luis Obispo County Historical Society which was established through the work of community members Peter Andre, Miles Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Banning Garrett, Joe and Jean Novoni, and Stella and Young Louis.
A popular site for outdoor gatherings, it hosts a multitude of heirloom, exotic and enticing edibles which are used to create our popular “Soup Samplers.” Guided tours are held throughout the year and the venue is also available to rent for weddings, private parties or corporate gatherings!
As a member, you will receive:
- Invitations to all History Center events, including new exhibits, virtual lectures, and Dallidet events;
- Our newsletter and email blasts to alert you to programs, publications, and volunteer opportunities;
- The right to attend our Annual Meeting and elect our Board of Directors;
- You will also receive a 10% discount when shopping in our book shop.