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Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society

History Happens Here

aka Santa Clarita History Center   |   Newhall, CA   |  https://scvhs.org

Mission

The mission of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is to preserve and share the culture and history of the Santa Clarita Valley. See vision statement here: https://scvhs.org/wp/mission/

Ruling year info

1976

President

Dr. Alan Pollack

Vice President

Leon Worden

Main address

PO Box 221925

Newhall, CA 91322 USA

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EIN

95-3003205

NTEE code info

Historical Societies & Historic Preservation (A82)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Local History Museum

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society operates the Santa Clarita History Center, a 13-acre campus that includes eight historic buildings, a locomotive, caboose, and railroad signal equipment.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children
Artists and performers
Veterans

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Voluteers are deployed in the archiving operation (digizing historic photographs and recording data for accessioning into the collection) and in the restoration of buildings and grounds maintenance.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Includes both cash and in-kind donations in support of restoration efforts.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Local History Museum

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Approximate number of visitors who walk through the gates of the Santa Clarita History Center.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society

Board of directors
as of 02/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Alan Pollack

Leon Worden

SCVTV

Thomas Hough

CPA

Pat Horanberg

Barbara Martinelli

Sarah Brewer

Park Superintendent

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel

Alan Pollack

M.D.

Angelica Huato-Nelson

Elementary School Teacher

Cathy Martin

Meredith McGowan

Public Librarian

Philip Scorza

Ann Stansell

Archaeologist

Jim Ventress

Retired Nonprofit CEO

Laurene Weste

Elected Official

Greg Wilzbach

Walt Disney Co. (ret.)

Ivan Volschenk

CEO, SCV Chamber of Commerce

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No