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La Historia Historical Society Hosts Centennial Menudo Breakfast

  • Volunteers Cristina and Francis Jimenez helped serve delicious bowls of menudo. (Photo By: Lucia Flores)
  • Officer Gall, Mayor Quintero, POA President Ben Lowry, Officer Martinez and Mayor Pro Tem "J" Juventino Gomez attending La Historia's annual Menudo Breakfast.
  • La Historia Board Members Charles Zapata and Tony Garcia with POA President Ben Lowry and Officers Martinez and Gall.


By Lorena Flores and Lucia Flores

El Monte, CA – On Sunday, November 4th, the city of El Monte’s Centennial celebrations continued with a Centennial Menudo Breakfast hosted by La Historia Historical Society.  The lively event took place at Lambert Park, with guests enjoying a delicious bowl of menudo, pan dulce, and coffee.

The Menudo Breakfast felt more like a get-together than a fundraiser: a sort of reunion for those in attendance. As reiterated by Charles Zapata, President of La Historia Historical Society, “You can go right down the line and hear the conversations; they go back to the 30’s and 40’s.”

History is rich within La Historia Historical Society, whose members helped establish a museum in 2001 called La Historia Society Museum.  The museum exists as a way for former and current residents of El Monte to reconnect with their roots and learn about the history of the city.  There are many photos on display at the museum documenting El Monte’s nine barrios: Canta Ranas, Chino Camp, Wiggins’ Camp, Las Flores, Granada, La Misión, Medina Court, Hicks’ Camp, and La Sección.

If you would like to learn more about the history of El Monte, you can visit La Historia Society Museum located at 3240 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, CA, 91731.  Museum hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 11am-3pm; Sunday: 1pm-4pm.

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