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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Natural History & Natural Science Museums

Mission: The Animal History Museum is the first museum dedicated to understanding and celebrating the human-animal bond. Its purpose is to serve and educate the public through the creation of a museum in Los Angeles County, California, for the collection, preservation and exploration of the history, culture, science and law relating to the relationship between human and non-human animals; by presenting exhibitions, lectures and other activities that are consistent with, and supportive of, the museum’s educational goals and purpose.

Results: Since our social media launch Jan. 23, 2012, we have a growing online art gallery & library, over 12,000 Facebook and Twitter fans as well as scholars, authors and artists around the world who have offered to help us develop exhibits for our planned brick and mortar space!

Community Stories

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

It's been my absolute privilege to be on the board of this organization. AHM has been blessed with enthusiastic volunteers, some great opportunities to hold events around town with more established nonprofits as we try to establish our own brand, and a vibrant social media community that has exceeded our expectations for a relatively new organization. It's also been a real pleasure to meet the many scholars and other professionals who have been donating their time and talents to serve as other board members, advisory council or content developers. I can't wait to see how AHM grows over time!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people at AHM are a great bunch of hard-working individuals who strongly believe in the Museum's message. I've worked with them at several events, and can say I enjoyed it every time.

Marco N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Animal History Museum is superb and run by the best people!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For my seminar class of Applied Anthropology: Human and Animal Relations I wrote several essays on Indigenous peoples bonds with animals. The peoples were the Maya of the Yucatan, the deer herder peoples of Russia, and the Cree of Canada.
volunteering for the museum has been a great experience as well I would say. The events are friendly and are great for animal lovers. The last event I volunteered for allowed people to bring their dogs. I see myself helping out again!

Lisa581

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Animal History Museum is helping to preserve important, yet often obscure, chapters of Animal History in the US and around the world while promoting animal welfare and animal advocates who have, and are, making a positive difference in the way animals are perceived by the public at large. As an author, it was an honor to have an exhibit presented by the AHM based on my book about the history of National Dog Week: "Who Let the Dogs In." The AHM is the perfect venue for helping to share the story of Captain Wm. Lewis Judy, the founder of National Dog Week.

Jennifer592

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a really cool cause and a nice bunch of people dedicated to the love of animals. It's nice to find people with such passion for the welfare of all creatures and who are willing to work so hard to bring that message to everyone. The idea of bringing art and animals together to celebrate the bond we have have with the animals in our world is such a great idea, and I hope this fledgling museum has great success!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great place and people behind the name--such a pleasure to work with and will always be keeping an eye on what new events and things they have going on!

Jessica298

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful people run by wonderful people! Highly recommend!

Brandon30

Donor

Rating: 5

Have had a great time working with this non-profit and attending their event 'preview pawty' the other night. You can tell just by the vendors and attendees who came how much passion they inspire in caring for and supporting our animal companions. Look forward to doing more with them in the future!

Donor

Rating: 5

What a great organization! We love animals of all kinds, and when we were approached to be part of this great project at an event, we couldn't have been happier to say yes! We took our little guy Oliver and he was right at home. Can't wait for the doors to open to this amazing Museum.

john