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Montebello Historical Society
701 South 3rd St.
Montebello, CA 90640


The Montebello Historical Society and the city of Montebello were given the deed to the Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe by Josephine Scott Crocker on June 24, 1972


The object of the Society is to promote culture, historical preservation, civic pride and improvement.

Sanchez Adobe

Our historical Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe Museum is the oldest adobe home in the Montebello area. Granted when the Secularization act of 1833 was passed bringing the disintegration of the missions, the first Grantee of the Rancho la Merced was Dona Casilda Soto de Lobo on October 8, 1844 from Mexican Governor Manuel Micheltorena. Dona Lobo and her three sons built the Adobe by 1845. These original rooms are the ones facing east and running north and south. Four families occupied the Adobe. Dona Casilda Soto de Lobo, Juan Matias Sanchez and his first and second wife (with their chilren), and the W.B. Scott family with two children Keith scoot and Josephine Scott Crocker.


The Society's main source of support of income includes: Membership dues,endowment interest and fund raising activities.


Annual Membership is $10 per person, $1 for school children and $15 for both businesses and organizations. Those interested joining our organizations can send dues to our address listed above.