Louise Gabriel: A Santa Monica Pillar With Passion For History
Of the people who can deservedly be called pillars of the Santa Monica community, Louise Gabriel is the very soul of Santa Monica. Her community involvements span 40 years and include membership on boards ranging from the Salvation Army to Santa Monica Hospital, Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Santa Monica College Advisory Board, and the Santa Monica Historical Society. She chaired the city’s 110th year birthday celebration, helped found the Historical Society, founded the Santa Monica History Museum, and writes articles on behalf of the Historical Society. She has won numerous awards and recognitions of service and has authored two books about Santa Monica, “Early Santa Monica” published in 2009, and “Santa Monica 1950-2010” published this year, both by Arcadia Press.
Past Presidents of the Santa Monica Historical Society (now Santa Monica History Museum)
Clo Hoover — First Woman Mayor of Santa Monica
David Cameron — Attorney, Historian
Louise Gabriel — Community Leader, An Incorporator
Lolita Lowell — 4th Generation Californian, Historian
Andrew Carrillo — Descendant of First Judge of Santa Monica J.J. Carrillo