Anaheim's Historical Information

  1. Anaheim Library History Timeline

    See a timeline of events reviewing the libraries history from 1872 to 1907.

  2. City Officials

    Review a list of city officials since Anaheim's incorporation.

  3. Community Spirits

    Learn more about some of the community events that were held in the early days of Anaheim.

  4. Digital Anaheim

    This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

  5. Historic Founder's Park

    Learn all about Founder's Park located near the Heritage Center.

  6. History of Modern Day Anaheim

    Anaheim, now the 10th largest city in California, began in 1857 as a colony of German farmers and vintners.

  7. Jack Benny's Anaheim

    On Sunday evening, January 7, 1945, Anaheim’s war news weary residents sat down again to listen to the nation’s favorite radio entertainer, Mr. Sunday Night himself, Jack Benny.

  8. The Phoenix Club

    World War II was a difficult time for German-Americans across the country. It was especially hard on residents of Anaheim, a city founded by Germans.

  9. Portraits of a Small Town

    Judge James Howard witnessed many milestones during the early 1900s.

  10. Street Stories & Orange Growers

    Read through some facts about how certain streets in the city got their names as well as see information on how growing and processing oranges was an important business.

  11. What's In a Name

    Check out this resource which breaks down how certain places, and the city itself, were named.

  12. Ancestry.com

    The Anaheim Heritage Center has one computer dedicated to searching the Ancestry.com databases.