Washington Elementary Students 

 at Fantasy of Lights 

Students at Washington Elementary sends us a thank you note after visiting Fantasy of Lights with their families.

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La Raza Historical Society

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La Raza Historical Society is an avenue for the

preservation of social, business, political, 

and civil rights contributions of La Raza 

community from the mid 1800s to present.

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Our Mission

Preserving la raza contributions

We collect and digitize articles, photographs, taped videos and oral histories of individuals and families who have long contributed to the prosperity of our region.

Availability of this information to academic researchers and others interested in knowing more about our Raza community to

Provide data about our community heroes, many of whom have never received civic recognition for their efforts in making Santa Clara Valley what it is today.

Your Impact

Continued support to meet our goals

Your contributions help fund our projects with community-based affiliates like History San Jose, individuals, schools and other groups. 

Our list of sponsors have allowed us to move forward with our major objectives and we are counting on you for your support.



Please help us continue the mission to preserve our history. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


La Raza Historical Society

of Santa Clara Valley is a California

Public Benefit Corporation (#3974355) and

is an IRS § 501(c) (3) Public Charity Non-Profit Organization. Federal ID Tax # 81-3429366. 

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Watch now! Our history, like the pyramids of Mesoamerica, is built upon layers. Each generation influenced by the one that preceded it.