The Culver City Historical Society began in 1979 with an exploratory meeting hosted by former Fire Chief John Kearney and his wife, Mildred. Their Garfield Avenue home was crowded with interested locals. Frank McCann emerged in the leadership role. In 1980, the Society became a reality with bylaws written by parliamentary experts Rusty Kostick and Esther Tarn. Two-year terms of office were stipulated to give each president and board enough time to accomplish their goals. Incorporation papers were drawn up and filed, courtesy of local resident Paul Jacobs, who also served on the Culver City Council.
The Culver City Historical Society began to meet monthly at the Veterans Memorial Building. With the interest of the newly-formed Society at heart, Mr. McCann stepped back due to serious illness. Catherine Zermeno took office as the founding president at McCann’s request.The Culver City Historical Society was created for the purpose of collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history, cultural and civic accomplishments of Culver City and its environs.
Culver City, CA 90230