The La Puente Valley Historical Society was founded in October, 1960, and incorporated in 1966. It is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt, non-profit organization.
On November 4, 1969, the Society signed a 25-year lease (with option for 25 more years) on the Rowland Home and the Dibble Museum which had been willed to the Hudson School District by John Rowland's granddaughter, Lilian Hudson Dibble.
The society began restoring the home, cook house, and museum with support and help from many community organizations. A Docent Group was trained to give tours of the home and museum.
Today, the society meets at monthly meetings to provide the community with more events and resources that relate to the history of our community and to discuss the further restoration of the Rowland Home.


Our Vision

  The objects of this Society shall be to encourage and promote the study of the history of La Puente Valley and related parts of Southern California; to collect, classify and disseminate historical information about this area; to foster the preservation and restoration of historical landmarks and to aid in securing their suitable marking; to sponsor a docent program as deemed necessary; to secure the proper preservation and identification of historical articles peculiar to this region and to sponsor or assist with museum directors and others with the same objectives as those of the Society. 

Board of Directors


  • President: Amy Rowland
  • Vice President: Paul Scheu
  • Treasurer: James Rutledge
  • Secretary: Sheryl Rowland Shimizu


  • Director: Shirley Butler
  • Director: Susan Rutledge
  • Director: Pat McIntosh
  • Director: Lynda Glover
  • Director: Josette Temple


  • Curator:  needed 
  • Assistant Curator: needed

We are in desperate need of a curator. If you are interested in the volunteer position of curator or assistant curator please email us with an inquiry about the position or call us directly.